Crusade historians and the massacres of 1096

  title={Crusade historians and the massacres of 1096},
  author={Benjamin Z. Kedar},
  journal={Jewish History},
  • B. Kedar
  • Published 1 September 1998
  • History
  • Jewish History
In a sense, our study of history is, in very many cases, a-historical. We study our "sources," we read our "secondary literature," but in most cases we limit ourselves to literature written in this century or in the second half of the previous one. It is but rarely that we turn to historical works of an earlier date and all too often we are not even aware of their existence. Consequently we are not able to appreciate that some of the problems with which we are wrestling today had already… 
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