Nov 24, 2020
The Children's Crusade: Medieval History, Modern Mythistory
Posted by GaryDickson

The Children s Crusade was possibly the most extraordinary episode in the history of the crusades The pueri children, youngsters of 1212 set out to recover Jerusalem and the True Cross in medieval Europe s first youth movement Over the centuries their unarmed crusade has been imagined and re imagined The first full length modern study in English of this memorable popuThe Children s Crusade was possibly the most extraordinary episode in the history of the crusades The pueri children, youngsters of 1212 set out to recover Jerusalem and the True Cross in medieval Europe s first youth movement Over the centuries their unarmed crusade has been imagined and re imagined The first full length modern study in English of this memorable popular crusade sheds new light on its history and offers new perspectives on its supposedly dismal outcome Its richly re imagined history and mythistory is explored from the thirteenth century to the late twentieth century Its mythistorians include Matthew Paris, Voltaire, D Annunzio, Brecht, Runciman, Andrzejewski, Bernard Thomas, Kurt Vonnegut and Agatha Christie.

  • Title: The Children's Crusade: Medieval History, Modern Mythistory
  • Author: GaryDickson
  • ISBN: 9781403999894
  • Page: 293
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Children s Crusade Medieval History Modern Mythistory The Children s Crusade was possibly the most extraordinary episode in the history of the crusades The pueri children youngsters of set out to recover Jerusalem and the True Cross in medieval Eur

    Meaghan

    This is not popular history and I wouldn t recommend it to non academic types, but I found it very interesting I hadn t realized that so little is known about the Children s Crusade everything I thought I knew has never been verified and may very well be made up The author is an excellent historiographer and myth buster.


    Becky

    Reading other reviews I thought this would be a harder read While it wasn t easy it was not difficult And even though the author crushed all the myths of the Children s Crusade and made me sad I still liked it History trumps myth



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