Peter the Hermit started his Crusade (with 40,000 men and women) in Cologne in April, 1096, and arrived (with 30,000 men and women) at Constantinople at the end of July.
The combination of “Jews have a right to live but they really are a terrible group of people” results in a lot of popular violence. Prof. Robert Chazan. Produced by Down Low Pictures for COJS.
At the foot of Clifford’s Tower a plaque marks the darkest chapter in the history of York’s Jewish community. On March 16th 1190 a wave of anti-Semitic riots culminated in the massacre of an estimated 150 Jews – the entire Jewish community of York – who had taken refuge in the royal castle where Clifford’s […]
The Crusades were never called against Jews; they were called against Muslims. There was a group of Crusaders for whom the unstable combination implodes. Prof. Robert Chazan, New York University
Introduction Introduction- Popular Violence Images Peter the Hermit Leading Knights and Pilgrims, 1096 Clifford’s Tower, York The Black Death, 1348-49 Jewish Perceptions of Persecution Jewish Perceptions of Violence Primary Texts Worms, 1096, Mainz, Anonymous Mainz, 1096, Mainz, Anonymous Xanten, 1096, Solomon bar Simson Chronicle Germany, 1348-49, Herman Giges’s Fourteenth-Century Narrative Germany, 1348-49, Heinrich Truchessis’s Fourteenth-Century […]