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The Children's Crusade: Medieval History, Modern Mythistory

The Children's Crusade: Medieval History, Modern Mythistory By GaryDickson The Children s Crusade Medieval History Modern Mythistory The Children s Crusade was possibly the most extraordinary episode in the history of the crusades The pueri children youngsters of set out to recover Jerusalem and the True Cross in medieval Eur

  • Title: The Children's Crusade: Medieval History, Modern Mythistory
  • Author: GaryDickson
  • ISBN: 9781403999894
  • Page: 341
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Children's Crusade: Medieval History, Modern Mythistory By GaryDickson The Children s Crusade was possibly the most extraordinary episode in the history of the crusades The pueri children, youngsters of 1212 set out to recover Jerusalem and the True Cross in medieval Europe s first youth movement Over the centuries their unarmed crusade has been imagined and re imagined The first full length modern study in English of this memorable popuThe Children s Crusade was possibly the most extraordinary episode in the history of the crusades The pueri children, youngsters of 1212 set out to recover Jerusalem and the True Cross in medieval Europe s first youth movement Over the centuries their unarmed crusade has been imagined and re imagined The first full length modern study in English of this memorable popular crusade sheds new light on its history and offers new perspectives on its supposedly dismal outcome Its richly re imagined history and mythistory is explored from the thirteenth century to the late twentieth century Its mythistorians include Matthew Paris, Voltaire, D Annunzio, Brecht, Runciman, Andrzejewski, Bernard Thomas, Kurt Vonnegut and Agatha Christie.
    The Children's Crusade: Medieval History, Modern Mythistory By GaryDickson

    Children s Crusade European history Britannica Children s Crusade Ancient History Encyclopedia Sep , Children s Crusade Definition The so called Children s Crusade of CE, was a popular, double religious movement led by a French youth, Recommended Books Cite This Work. The Children s Crusade Thousands of Children March to Nov , The Children s Crusade is one of the unusual events that occurred in Medieval England In the year , tens of thousands of self proclaimed, unarmed crusading children set out from northern France and western Germany to regain Jerusalem from the Muslims While never actually receiving official sanction, the so called crusade was a disaster.

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    One thought on “The Children's Crusade: Medieval History, Modern Mythistory

    1. Meaghan on said:

      This is not popular history and I wouldn t recommend it to non academic types, but I found it very interesting I hadn t realized that so little is known about the Children s Crusade everything I thought I knew has never been verified and may very well be made up The author is an excellent historiographer and myth buster.

    2. Becky on said:

      Reading other reviews I thought this would be a harder read While it wasn t easy it was not difficult And even though the author crushed all the myths of the Children s Crusade and made me sad I still liked it History trumps myth

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