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By Yvonne Friedman

This research examines the customs, criminal codes and socioeconomic mechanisms that developed from the preliminary Christian-Muslim come across on Crusader battlefields. It pinpoints adjustments in eu mentality, and behavior of warfare, tracing acculturation methods in Frankish society within the Levant. those alterations emerged from the necessity to redeem captives, making check of ransom to the infidel concievable and applicable. The booklet can pay designated awareness to the tale of the vanquished, to the placement of ladies, to the behaviour of the army Orders towards captives, and to a dead ringer for the captive in Crusader literature, within the context of constructing battle and peace. This learn can be of curiosity to historians and scholars of medieval heritage, the Crusades, and the Latin state, medieval literature, and conflict.

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Finally, thanks to the Red Cross, we learnt that he was in Jerusalem, in Moscobyia prison, in the centre of town. After 12 days, we were given permission to visit him. My mother spent the night making his favourite dishes. “We waited from ten o’clock in the morning until four in the afternoon. And at four o’clock, when our turn came, a soldier said to us in Hebrew, ‘Gamarnou’ – ‘That’s it’. It was the first time I had seen my mother in a raging temper. She slammed the door, shouting in fury. We had to wait until the following week to see him.

I was wrong. She didn’t wear a hat because she was not married but she was a firm believer, she told me. Had she done her military service? Yes, but in peaceful surroundings, looking after children. I try to get into deeper conversation with her. She is so young, she must be more open-minded than Dr Tubiana. ” “What for? ” She made no reply. I sensed that she regretted having got into our car but I persist. At her age, she must have asked herself questions. ” “Of course. It’s Eretz Israel. ” “They have to accept that it is our land, even if they have been there for hundreds of years.

They cannot have an independent country. Do you see their planes flying over us, do you see us letting them make agreements with other countries such as Iraq, or pumping water from us? No Israeli, left-wing or rightwing, with or without the kippa, could accept that! And if we give them forty or sixty per cent of the territories, they will always want more. ” I am certainly not going to get into a debate with him on the ‘Arab mentality’, any more than the ‘Jewish mentality’. I tackle a less explosive subject.

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