||Re: Pope Urban II
||Vladius Comnenus (guest, 188.8.131.52)
||March 18, 2001 at 2:04:48 PM
||Pope Urban II by Selwyn
I've only read up to the end of the Second Crusade (mid-1100s) when Saladin was still at home poppin zits and fretting over whether Dad would let him borrow the mangonel to go to the prom.
However, as far as humanity and chivalry go, the earlier, more obscure Turkoman military leaders wouldn't be a tough act to follow. By comparison to them, even Saddam Hussein was Mother Teresa.
Remind me and I'll relate the author's take on Saladin in a week or so, assuming I can take the additional accounts of mass murder, beheading, cannibalism, Jew-burning, flailing, enslavement, pillage, starvation, and general mayhem that will be required to get that far in the book.
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