Greeks and Saracens

Colin Morris

in The Papal Monarchy

Published in print July 1991 | ISBN: 9780198269250
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191600708 | DOI:

Series: Oxford History of the Christian Church

 Greeks and Saracens

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Examines the relations of Western Europe with the Mediterranean world, involving the Norman conquest of Apulia and Sicily and increasing tension with the Greek Church. Western Christians increasingly thought of defending Christendom by military means, a process culminating in the First Crusade and the conquest of Jerusalem.

Keywords: Council of Clermont; holy sepulchre; Jerusalem; knights; Sicily; warfare

Chapter.  8671 words. 

Subjects: History of Christianity

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