During the Crusades in 1119, a Seljuk Turkic army defeated a Frankish Crusading army in an important battle near Aleppo. Dr Nicholas Morton, Senior Lecturer, School of Arts & Humanities, Nottingham Trent University, shares what happened.
Some topics explored
- What the words Ager and Sanguinis (Latin words) means in English
- Background information on the Crusades
- How and why the First Crusade started and ended
- The Frankish Crusading and Seljuk Turkic armies that were involved in the battle
- Why Aleppo was considered an important city
- What occurred in the battle and the results
- The long-term implications that the result of the battle had on the Crusading efforts
- Estimates of how many people were in the battle
- The long-term implications of the result of the battle
- The terrain and climate on the day of the battle
- Stories of camaraderie, friendship and trade that occurred between the factions during the Crusading period
Listen to the episode
The episode can be streamed below and is also available on major podcast apps: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Amazon Music.
- Professor Morton is author of the book, The Field of Blood: The Battle for Aleppo and the Remaking of the Medieval Middle East (Basic Books)
Comments are closed, but trackbacks and pingbacks are open.