This thread is for the discussion of the language, culture, travel, daily life, etc. of the Middle Ages. Let's talk at random in Latin and Old French. Take it easy!
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Learn the truth about the Crusades
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Please declare before making a new thread, and put the next link.
Not really "red pill" since virtually every historian agrees upon it, but the """Enlightenment""" did so much damage to our understanding of the past the common pleb doesn't know anything about it
I'm just saying, EWTN? Might as well link the PBS Crusades documentary to balance things out. They're all shit anyway, books are where it's at. Asbridge for a Latin focus, Frankopan for the Orthodox, Cobb for the Muslim.
The Crusades were a defensive operation carried out against Caliphs barring Christians from visiting Holy Places
Not some pseudo-intellectual BS like calling it a racial genocide or early attempt by European colonization
Denouncing the latter doesn't make the former true. The caliphs (which?) did not bar Christians from pilgrimage. There were continuous pilgrimages throughout the 11th century, and the First Crusade was one part rebel suppression and the other part armed pilgrimage off of which various lords piggybacked some Levantine conquests.
Why don't William of Rubruck or Giovanni da Pian del Carpine have their own movie yet?
So I have been doing a little audio tour through history during my commutes listening to podcasts, audiobooks and lecture series. I am in the middle ages but the thing is most early books like to end with Charlemagne around 800 and then other books like to pick up with Crusades around 1000.
Any recs to listen to to cover the gaps?
Or just fill me in on what I'd miss in those 200ish years.
European countries weren't attacked
States & church encouraging zealots to go fight in foreign land...sounds an awful lot like Gulf Arabs sponsoring mujahideen fighters in Afghanistan, the Caucasus, the Balkans, etc...
>that new chart
Good. Not needlessly attacking the Renaissance like the other one that shitposter made.
I hate how glorified the Renaissance is and how horrible the sensationalized view of the Medieval period is, but I hate it even more when people simply invert the two.
Does /his/ believe it was necessary for the (Western) Roman Empire to collapse in order for modern science and technology to advance how far it has now? Or would we actually be in space by now?
My understanding is that without any slave labour to support agriculture people had to get crafty with how to sow and harvest crops, hence things like the plow and horse collar being invented.
In the long term I think this allowed for the most efficient food production possible which obviously would have had a huge impact on society as a whole.
I'm sure there are other things I've overlooked, but in general I believe slave labour retards technological growth.
The romans were technologically more advanced than the dark ages-you dont just build good roads and infrastructure and be dumb at other things
The Crusading ideal, an alliance between secular princes mediated by religious leadership, was born during the Saracen raids in Europe during the VIIIth and IXth centuries.
I don't think there's any such perception reflected in either Urban II's sermons or in First Crusade chronicles. The pilgrimage thing is an outdated explanation from a few decades ago.
It's a shit board where kids go to discuss wikipedia, post bait threads and pretend they are roman soldiers. It may be one of the youngest boards now, actual information wise its worse than /lit. Not even joking.
Back before we had way more translations of Orthodox sources, historians were trying to figure out where all this talk of violence Urban II mentions being done to Christians in the east was coming from. Some speculated it was an exaggeration of the Fatimid Caliph Hakim going mad for a few years and destroying the Sepulchre, thus stopping pilgrimage. Others thought the Seljuk invasions stopped pilgrimage and that the stories took a few decades to telephone their way to France.
In the depths of the Dark Ages the Church shone the brightest. The only pope greater than Gregory is Peter himself.
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