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The Children’s Crusade: Medieval History, Modern Mythistory

Agatha Christie’s 1970 novel Passenger to Frankfurt might seem like an unusual place to start a history of the Children’s Crusade in 1212. To capture the radical youth-culture of the 1960s lying at the heart of her plot, Christie invoked the Children’s Crusade as a familiar symbol of misguided and ultimately dangerous youthful folly. GaryContinue reading “The Children’s Crusade: Medieval History, Modern Mythistory”