Exploding a Major Myth


The Spring 2011 Intercollegiate Review included an article called “Four Myths About the Crusades” by Paul Crawford. You can read it at the First Principles website here.

Crawford’s article attempts to debunk the prevailing narrative that features the crusaders as cynical, greedy, power-hungry Westerners attacking innocent Muslims. In an era when the relations of East/West, Christian/Muslim, and Anglo/ Arab are front-page material, it is important to think clearly about our history.

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