Common Knowledge About The Middle Ages That Is Incorrect, Part 5: Crusades In The Renaissance

Common Knowledge About The Middle Ages That Is Incorrect, Part 5: Crusades In The Renaissance

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The Crusades are typically bookended between Pope Urban II's call to reclaim the Holy Land in 1095 and the fall of Acre and the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem in 1291. But two of the most notable religious figures of the 1400s—Pope Pius II and John of Capistrano—show that the lines between these periods were considerably blurred. Take the example of Pope Pius II’s famous 1461 letter to Ottoman Sultan Mehmet II, which he wrote following the fall of Constantinople to the Ottoman Turks. The ... See More

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