Crusades

Knights of Malta Naval Activity – The Eighteenth Century

Crusades Naval Sail 12 Min Read

Views of two actions of the navy of the Order, early eighteenth century. The period following 1723 has been described by historians of the Order of St John as one of naval decline. For all its prevalence, that view is founded on a primal ignorance of the area most relevant to the question: the development of the North-African states, of

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Crusades Piracy 13 Min Read

MAHDIA CRUSADE (1390)

A Franco-Genoese crusade, sometimes known as the “Barbary Crusade,” that attacked the port of Mahdia (mod. al- Mahdiya, Tunisia) in North Africa, but was abandoned after a siege of some nine weeks. The crusade originated as a Christian response to the piratical activities of the Barbary corsairs of the North

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Christians, Muslims and Conflicts Up to the First Crusade Part IV

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Christians, Muslims and Conflicts Up to the First Crusade Part I

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Christians, Muslims and Conflicts Up to the First Crusade

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Christians, Muslims and Conflicts Up to the First Crusade Part III

Saint Augustine (354-430) is one of the most influential thinkers of the Western World. His