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The Crusades to the Near East, 1095-1187 (Please note new date of 26/9)
September 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Crusades to the Near East, 1095-1187
Join us, online, as we welcome back Dr Nic Morton with his new series of talks.
The First Crusade and the Origins of Crusading, 1095-1099
This talk tackles some of the most contentious and longstanding debates surrounding the First Crusade and the origins of crusading in the late eleventh century. It explores the papacy’s decision to launch the First Crusade in 1095. How did Pope Urban II come to think that such a venture could be acceptable in the eyes of God? It examines the tens of thousands of crusaders who joined the campaign. What were they trying to achieve? – riches? salvation? reputation? It then considers the progress of the crusade during its march across Eastern Europe, the Byzantine Empire, Anatolia (modern-day Turkey), and the Near East until its final and bloody culmination at the siege of Jerusalem 1099. How did the crusaders reach and conquer Jerusalem? And why did they massacre the city’s population?
Tickets: Members £5 / Non-members £8