Tag: Christian Crusades

For period of almost 200 years during the Middle Ages, Christian Crusades wrested control of the Palestine region from the Selçuk Turks due to a series of military incursions made up of Christian armies largely from Western Europe. The control that the Christian Crusades exerted over the Holy Land was tenuous at best. The Christian Crusades were more of a series of invasions that took place in fits and starts by all manner of Europeans—young, old, poor (and poorly trained)—in addition to the occasional land-holding knight.

What Were the Crusades and How Did They Impact Jerusalem?

09/17 | Some of the most famous churches in Jerusalem were built during the Christian Crusades by Crusaders wishing to memorialize sites they believed to have great Christian significance.   Read more…

Posted in Jerusalem, Post-Biblical Period.

The Virgin Mary and the Prophet Muhammad

03/03 | The Virgin Mary and the prophet Muhammad have a lot in common within their respective Christian and Islamic traditions, according to author Mary Joan Winn Leith.   Read more…

Posted in Bible Interpretation, People in the Bible, Post-Biblical Period.

An Unexpected Consequence of the Christian Crusades

08/17 | The Fihrist, and the scholarship it represents, is one of the shining positives that emerged from the Crusades.   Read more…

Posted in Post-Biblical Period.

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