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The rise in popularity and nod to “Christian duty” in the Western world still echoes with the exploits of the Crusader knights on their quest from God. Muslim historiography contradicts this line of thought and treats the “Crusades” almost as a footnote within the greater struggles of warring factions in the region—that they were in fact, “tiny and futile attempts to halt the inevitable expansion of Islam.” In the beginning of the conflict, the Muslims did not even consider themselves involved in a religious struggle against Christianity. Western views dominate the historiography of the Crusades, presenting a one sided view of a topic that is far from black and white. A true discussion of this topic, often misrepresented in modern society, must include viewpoints that shed light on the opposite side of that same coin.
"The Franj Invasion of Islamic Lands: Muslim View of the Crusades,"
Saber and Scroll: Vol. 4
, Article 3.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.apus.edu/saberandscroll/vol4/iss2/3
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