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The Crusades

Thomas Asbridge and Jonathan Phillips in dsicussion

In 1095 at the Clermont Council Pope Urban invented atrocities against Christian pilgrims committed by Muslims in Jerusalem, so launching a hundred years of sanctimony, sadism and butchery that still resonates throughout the world today. Asbridge describes the First Crusade to capture Antioch and Jerusalem. Phillips recounts the travesty of the Fourth Crusade in which Venetian capitalists contrived the sack of Constantinople, the Christian world’s wealthiest and most cultured city,so ensuring centuries of Orthodox fury against Catholics. Chaired by Kate Mosse, author of Labyrinth.


Ms Kate Mosse | talks
Thomas Asbridge | talks
Jonathan Phillips | talks


Date and Time:

4 June 2004 at 1:00 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



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