The Crusades and the Political Misuse of History

Brendan J. McGuire speaking at Christendom College: “How is it that medieval events can become so politicized in our time? … The Crusades and the Middle Ages have always fascinated the modern mind. In fact, each successive age of modernity has interpreted the Crusades through the often distorting lens of contemporary experience…. There is a popular vision of the Crusades that is distinct in the modern world that can be invoked politically by politicians in the U.S. or elsewhere. And this is a vision that is fundamentally crafted by Steven Runciman.”

Brendan McGuire is an Associate Professor of History - click here to visit his webpage at Christendom College.

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