The Crusades - Four Centuries of Holy Violence

Christians conducted crusades for four hundred years from the eleventh century onwards. There were crusades against Muslims, other Christians, heretics, and political opponents. Crusades were conducted across Europe and the Near East. The impact of the crusades echoes down the ages, and is arguably still felt today. This lecture provides an overview of the crusades, and discusses the historical context, the motivations of the crusaders, and the implications for later history. Highlights are the infamous sacking of Christian Constantinople by crusaders in 1204 and the thirteenth-century Cathar crusades in France.

This class will be delivered face-to-face at WEA Sydney. Enrolling students need to ensure they have read the current COVID-19 Safety Guidance that WEA Sydney has put in place before enrolling.

$49 Limited

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19 Apr

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