addressalign-toparrow-leftarrow-rightbackbellblockcalendarcameraccwcheckchevron-downchevron-leftchevron-rightchevron-small-downchevron-small-leftchevron-small-rightchevron-small-upchevron-upcircle-with-checkcircle-with-crosscircle-with-pluscontroller-playcrossdots-three-verticaleditemptyheartexporteye-with-lineeyefacebookfolderfullheartglobegmailgooglegroupshelp-with-circleimageimagesinstagramFill 1light-bulblinklocation-pinm-swarmSearchmailmessagesminusmoremuplabelShape 3 + Rectangle 1ShapeoutlookpersonJoin Group on CardStartprice-ribbonprintShapeShapeShapeShapeImported LayersImported LayersImported Layersshieldstartickettrashtriangle-downtriangle-uptwitteruserwarningyahoo

Getting Crusaded: Medieval Islam and the Pointy End of Christian Holy War

  • Nov 12, 2013 · 5:45 PM
  • This location is shown only to members

Paul Cobb, a professor of Islamic history in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, will address the Crusades.

Penn Arts & Humanities hosts this months LightbulbCafe. If anyone is interested in hosting the meetup group, please chime in.

From[masked] AD, medieval Christians from Europe launched a series of campaigns against Muslims in the Middle East known generically as "The Crusades". On the basis of the accounts of the Crusaders themselves, these events have usually either been celebrated as a triumph of European ingenuity or a cynical perversion of Christian doctrine. 

But what happens when we view these events from the point of view of Middle Eastern Muslims, who also left rich and detailed accounts of these strange European invaders. What happens when we stop to let the Crusaded tell the story, instead of the Crusaders? The answer is not what you think.

Join or login to comment.

  • Girish

    Great speaker. Different perspective.

    November 12, 2013

  • Girish

    Look for Marc or me. I will be there by 5:20, but may have to leave before event ends. Marc will be hosting and will have signs.
    Please update RSVP's if you cannot join. Thanks!

    November 12, 2013

  • Girish

    If anyone is interested in hosting the meetup group at this event, please chime in when you RSVP. I will try to attend but cannot be certain.

    October 23, 2013

9 went

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy