Dec 17.

Stefan Molyneux

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The Truth About The Crusades

MP3: http://www.fdrpodcasts.com/#/3153/the-truth-about-the-crusades
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/stefan-molyneux/fdr-3153-truth-about-crusades

Were the Crusades an unprovoked act of aggression on behalf of bloodthirsty Christians? Did the First Crusade mark the beginning of close to a millennium of hostility between Christianity and Islam, or did the conflict begin centuries earlier?

Stefan Molyneux takes a closer look at the historical background of the Crusades and presents shocking information that is often hidden from the general population. What is the truth about the origins of the Crusades?

Sources

http://www.amazon.com/Seven-Myths-Crusades-History-Hackett/dp/1624664032
http://www.amazon.com/Mohammed-Charlemagne-Revisited-History-Controversy/dp/0578094185
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentarchy
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antioch
 
Byzantine Empire
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Constantinople_(674–78)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Constantinople_%28717%E2%80%93718%29
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tervel_of_Bulgaria#The_war_with_the_Arabs_in_717.E2.80.93718_and_later_life
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Byzantine%E2%80%93Bulgarian_Treaty_of_716
 
Italy
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_John_X#The_Saracen_war_and_coronation_of_Berengar
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Garigliano
https://www.academia.edu/7054388/The_Saracen_Raid_of_Rome_in_846_An_example_of_maritime_ghazw._pp._93_120_
 
Spain
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al-Andalus
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Tours#Historical_and_macrohistorical_views
 
First Crusade
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexios_I_Komnenos#Byzantine-Seljuq_Wars_and_the_First_Crusade
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Manzikert
 
Muslim Empires
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muslim_conquests
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_largest_empires#Largest_empires_by_land_area_and_population
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jizya
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dev%C5%9Firme

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