Were the Crusades and other medieval conflicts instances of political meddling by the Catholic Church? No, and here's why…..

Posted August 2, 2017 6:30 pm by Editor

Were the Crusades and other medieval conflicts instances of political meddling by the Catholic Church? No, and here's why…..

The Middle Ages represent the vacuum created in the western world by the collapse of the old and totalitarian Roman Empire. Hostages to their political past, and lacking in political imagination, both sides of these conflicts claimed as their due the mantle of European supremacy. They called it “ius divinum” (divine right). They both claimed it — the emperor no less than the pope…

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