At a glance:
- Author: Christopher Tyerman
- First Published: 2006
- Type of Work: History
- Time of Work: 1096-1500
- Setting: The Holy Land, Spain, the Baltic, and the Balkans
- Genres: Nonfiction
- Subjects: Christianity, Catholics or Catholic Church, Popes or papacy, Middle Ages, Knights or knighthood, Thirteenth century, Fourteenth century, Crusades, Twelfth century, Eleventh century
- Locales: Europe
Medieval societies were violent, both in Christian and Muslim lands. It was impossible for any state that did not defend itself to survive, and with aggressive neighbors on all sides, Christians, Muslims and pagans alike honored and rewarded their warriors. Though rulers agreed that peace and justice were desirable goals, they understood that violence was sometimes necessary against evildoers and that while wars of expansion might be of questionable morality, in the contemporary political world those who remained passive went under.
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