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Quantum Weirdness
08-08-2014, 03:45 PM
Vid below.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0zudTQelzI&list=PLBDA2E52FB1EF80C9&index=15



What do you think?

Jesse
08-08-2014, 04:59 PM
Some of it he got right. I don't really like soundbite history though. Especially talking about something as complicated as the crusades. I usually tell people to read Rodney Stark or Thomas F. Madden if they want to learn more about it. Thanks for sharing this though :).

TimelessTheist
08-08-2014, 07:41 PM
Vid below.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0zudTQelzI&list=PLBDA2E52FB1EF80C9&index=15



What do you think?

He left out the part about the Muslims stealing half of Christendoms land from them through war, and that's one of the main reasons why the Crusades were called. Though, he got most of the other stuff right.

KingsGambit
08-08-2014, 09:48 PM
Some of it he got right. I don't really like soundbite history though. Especially talking about something as complicated as the crusades. I usually tell people to read Rodney Stark or Thomas F. Madden if they want to learn more about it. Thanks for sharing this though :).

This series often gets used in high school history classes and I guess that sort of thing is understandable in a course where you have to move through a massive amount of material in one short semester, but I agree, this particular subject deserves a lot more than a short video, with so many factors coming into play.

Jesse
08-09-2014, 02:10 PM
This series often gets used in high school history classes and I guess that sort of thing is understandable in a course where you have to move through a massive amount of material in one short semester, but I agree, this particular subject deserves a lot more than a short video, with so many factors coming into play.

Oh I see. Thanks for letting me know that King :). I couldn't agree more with you.