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15 Things You Should Know About The Crusades

The Crusades of the medieval times have rather proved to be a contentious subject matter, especially given its association to religious fanaticism. But beneath this veneer of political analogy (that tends to be exaggerated), we must understand that Crusades, while embodying a clash of cultures, also resulted in various spheres of cultural synthesis – via trade networks, adoption of habits and dresses, and even architecture. So without further ado, let us tread the path of objective history and present to you – 15 things you should know about the Crusades, from circa late 11th century AD to late 13th century AD. HERE THE REST OF THE ARTICLE ON REALM OF HISTORY