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The fighting monk, the clerical knight, contradictions in terms that could only be reconciled by the medieval genius for applied casuistry. The Order of Saint John became the military arm of the Crusader state.If we go back to the first … Continue reading
The Third Crusade (1189-1192) was marked by the Siege of Acre, which lasted almost two years. The Third Crusade began when the Muslim warrior Saladin drove a force of Crusaders into the hills at the Battle of Hattin. Saladin went … Continue reading
”The worst feature of this cosmology is that, rather than presenting a deeper solution to the existential dilemma, it merely reproduces the all-too linear causality we associate with the physical world, with domination and submission, and the enforcement of moral … Continue reading