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Anatomy of a Crusade, 1213-1221 by James M. Powell

By James M. Powell

James M. Powell the following bargains a brand new interpretation of the 5th Crusade's old and social influence, and a richly worthwhile view of existence within the 13th century. Powell addresses such questions because the measure of well known curiosity within the crusades, the non secular weather of the interval, the social constitution of the club of the campaign, and the consequences of the recruitment attempt at the consequence.

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Robert Courcpn's work was preparatory to the Fourth Lateran Council. It involved the reform of the church, the establishment of peace, and the promotion of the crusade. These three areas were, in fact, closely related to one another. Both the reform of the church and the papal pacification program were of vital importance to the ultimate success of the crusade: the first by preparing the Christian community to be a worthy receptacle of divine favor, and the second by removing a serious impediment to the recruitment of crusaders.

But Innocent realized that it was also controversial. He argued that "support for the Holy Land would be much impeded or delayed, if it were necessary for everyone to be examined before taking the cross," but he was well aware that many would assume the cross who would not be suitable crusaders. He welcomed their participation. He ordered that trunks should be placed in the churches to collect offerings for the crusades. There were to be three keys, one entrusted to an honest priest, one to a layman, and the third to a religious.

Maleczek, Pafst und Kardinalskolleg, 167-68. Brought to you by | New York University Bobst Library Authenticated Download Date | 2/11/15 12:55 AM 32 Anatomy of a Crusade 45. Funk, Jakob von Vitry, 37; Ernoul, 410. 46. ). 47. PL, 216:828-30; DHGE, 2: 357; Foreville, Latmn, 247. 48. Roscher, Innocenz III, 137-38, 143. 49. Rodenberg, 1:161-62. 50. PL, 216:830. " 51. PL, 216:831-32. 52. , 830-31. 53. , 831. 54. Roscher, Innocenz III, 287. Evidence to support this view is found in the summary of another letter written by Innocent to al-'Adil shortly after the Lateran Council.

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