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The Lusignans of Poitou

The recent developments in the Middle East revived academic and public interest in the West’s previous encounters with that part of the world. These events created something of a cottage industry of  histories and novels recounting the crusades, particularly the … Continue reading

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Decembers of Centuries Past…and Present

It was on December 25, 1100 when Baldwin of Edessa got himself officially crowned king of Jerusalem… On December 25, 1146, Bernard of Clairvaux recruited the HRE Conrad to join in what became the Second Crusade (which included Louis of … Continue reading

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