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Laws in a Crusader State

Posted by: Nathan Dorn

On November 27, 1095,¬†Pope Urban II¬†declared the First Crusade at the Council of Clermont. In so doing, he inaugurated a period of centuries of intense, though intermittent, warfare fought at the peripheries of Christendom. The Crusades exist in our historical memory as a period of near constant bloodshed and destruction, but out of the chaos …