Crusades

  • February 24, 2024
  • 8 Min Read
Siege of Damascus, miniature by Jean Colombe from Sébastien Mamerot's book "Passages d'outremer" (1474)

Decision Making in the Medieval Military: Crusader states showcased inclusive debates, consent-driven policy, and decentralized authority.

  • February 17, 2024
  • 12 Min Read
Battle of Cresson

Vocabulary and the Definition of a Medieval Strategy: Strategy often misunderstood, means designing and implementing warfare structures to pursue societal goals

  • February 10, 2024
  • 10 Min Read
14th-century miniature of the Second Crusade battle from the Estoire d'Eracles

Crusader Strategy: Limited by resources, the Crusader states relied on opportunism due to manpower and financial constraints.

  • February 3, 2024
  • 11 Min Read
Crusader Strategy

Business Strategy and Medieval History: Exploring medieval strategy via crusader states reveals their unexpected strategic prowess, challenging our modern biases.

Taking of Jerusalem by the Crusaders (1847) by Émile Signol

Siege of Jerusalem in 1099, witnessed a month-long siege, leading to a Christian kingdom's establishment and significant religious transformations.

An illustration of Kerbogha besieging Antioch, from a 14th-century manuscript in the care of the Bibliothèque nationale de France

Antioch's Fate in the First Crusade: A pivotal siege of Antioch in 1097-98 leading to the establishment of the Principality of Antioch by Bohemond of Taranto.

The leaders of the Crusade on Greek ships crossing the Bosporus, a romantic painting from the 19th century

The First Crusade was the first of a series of religious wars initiated, supported and directed by the Latin Church in the medieval period.

Peter the Hermit shows the crusaders the way to Jerusalem. French illumination (about 1270)

Peter the Hermit's fervent mission sparked the People's Crusade, mobilizing thousands for the First Crusade in 1096.

Siege of Nicaea of 1096

Legacy of Nicaea's Epic Stand: The Siege of Nicaea, a pivotal moment in Byzantine history, left an enduring legacy that echoed through the ages.

Imaginary encounter between Richard the Lionheart and a Saracen, 13th-century manuscript

Richard the Lionheart confronts Saladin at Arsuf, a pivotal moment in medieval history, showcasing their fierce rivalry.

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