MYTHS DEBUNKED: “Were the crusades not an unjust war?”

It is interesting to note that neither the Christians, nor the infidels in the 12th and 13th century ever called this an unjust war.

Crusaders and mohammedans

The crusaders believed that they were obeying God himself and did not consider themselves unjust by attacking the mohammedans in the East.

Likewise, the Saracens, who had invaded a part of Asia possessed by Christian people, who had got possession of Spain, who threatened Constantinople, the coasts of Italy, and several countries of the West, never reproached their Christian enemies for starting an unjust war.

“The accusation of an unjust war is a judgmental statement of modern man.”

Modern Man

The accusation of an unjust war is a judgmental statement of modern man. Therefore this notion of injustice is false, since it requires at least a sentiment of injustice on one of both parties. We can only conclude that the accusation of an unjust war is a judgmental statement of modern man.

(History of the Crusades, Michaud, Vol. 1, Intro)

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