Category Archives: Crusades

When Politicians and Journalists “Go Medieval”

Pre-modern religious violence has been thrust once again into the political spotlight in the United States this week. The Islamic State (ISIS) diffused horrific videos and photos of its execution of a Jordanian pilot by immolation. People around the world … Continue reading

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A Crusading Banquet

The Newberry Consort Feast of the Pheasant, February 7 through 9 In February 1454, Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy, threw a lavish party to promote a crusade against the Turks, who had taken possession of Constantinople the previous year. … Continue reading

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Fellowship on European-Arab Relations

The publishing house Brill (Leiden) is sponsoring an annual research Fellowship at the Warburg Institute‚Äôs Centre for the History of Arabic Studies in Europe. The Fellowship has been made possible by the Sheikh Zayed Book Award for publishing, which Brill … Continue reading

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