Christianity vs Islam in the Middle Ages
...Ages In 1993, Samuel Huntington wrote about the clash of civilizations which would dominate the future of global politics1; however, Europe’s medieval history has already witnessed such a clash between the VII and XV centuries, when Islam and Christianity fought to dominate the Mediterranean region and the heartland of the European continent. At first glance, this is a dark age in Europe’s history, full of violence, martyrdom, enslavement and continuous crusades and “holy wars” initiated by both Muslims and Christians. An age of chivalry and all romantic elements related to it, as depicted by mass culture.
However, it was, modern... of a crusade, but in 1204 a crusader army sacked...