The Crusade of the Children: A Story of the Middle Ages

By: American Sunday-School Union

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First edition. Boards rubbed, pages foxed and toned, page 19's corner missing (does not affect text). 1844 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 101 pp. 12mo bound in sixes. Black leather spine, marbled boards, gilt titles. The Children's Crusade is the name given to a variety of fictional and factual events which happened in 1212 that combine some or all of these elements: visions by a French or German boy; an intention to peacefully convert Muslims in the Holy Land to Christianity; bands of children marching to Italy; and children being sold into slavery. A study published in 1977 cast doubt on the existence of these events and many historians now believe that they were not (or not primarily) children but multiple bands of wandering poor in Germany and France, some of whom tried to reach the Holy Land and others who never intended to do so. Early versions of events, of which there are many variations told over the centuries, are largely apocryphal.

Title: The Crusade of the Children: A Story of the Middle Ages

Author: American Sunday-School Union

Categories: History, European, Middle Eastern,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: American Sunday-School Union: 1844

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 2199451

Keywords: CHILDREN'S CRUSADE HISTORY MIDDLE AGES,