Tag: what were the crusades

Ancient Jerusalem: The Village, the Town, the City

12/26 | Archaeologist Hillel Geva says that population estimates for ancient Jerusalem are too high. His new estimates begin with people living on no more than a dozen acres.   Read more…

Posted in Jerusalem.

The Origins of “The Cherry Tree Carol”

12/03 | “The Cherry Tree Carol” is a Christmas carol that first appeared in 13th-century England; an American version was discovered in Appalachia in the 20th century. Stonehill College Biblical scholar Mary   Read more…

Posted in 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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