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- “Four Myths about the Crusades” [article], by Paul F. Crawford, The Intercollegiate Review p. 13-22 (Spring 2011). Available in PDF format on this page of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute.
Posted in remembrance of the Battle of Manzikert (AD 1071), in which the Islamic forces of the Seljuk Turks broke the defenses and conquered the heartland of the Christian (East) Roman Empire. The latter’s call for help to Latin Europe eventually led to the great Christian counter-offensive known as the Crusades.