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By James M. Powell

James M. Powell the following bargains a brand new interpretation of the 5th Crusade's old and social impression, and a richly lucrative view of existence within the 13th century. Powell addresses such questions because the measure of well known curiosity within the crusades, the spiritual weather of the interval, the social constitution of the club of the campaign, and the consequences of the recruitment attempt at the final result.

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He pointed to the threat posed by the recent Moslem fortifying of Mt. Tabor as a way of bringing home the practical need for a crusade. Why did he not hold up the liberation of Jerusalem as a goal? The answer lies in the fact that he was appealing to the West to mount an operation to save the Latin Kingdom from total extinction. The specter of such a loss dominated his thinking at this time. On the whole, his audience, especially those members of the lay and ecclesiastical aristocracy in the West who were familiar with Eastern affairs, probably shared his concern.

Tabor as a way of bringing home the practical need for a crusade. Why did he not hold up the liberation of Jerusalem as a goal? The answer lies in the fact that he was appealing to the West to mount an operation to save the Latin Kingdom from total extinction. The specter of such a loss dominated his thinking at this time. On the whole, his audience, especially those members of the lay and ecclesiastical aristocracy in the West who were familiar with Eastern affairs, probably shared his concern.

Funk, Jakob von Vitry, 37; Ernoul, 410. 46. ). 47. PL, 216:828-30; DHGE, 2: 357; Foreville, Latmn, 247. 48. Roscher, Innocenz III, 137-38, 143. 49. Rodenberg, 1:161-62. 50. PL, 216:830. " 51. PL, 216:831-32. 52. , 830-31. 53. , 831. 54. Roscher, Innocenz III, 287. Evidence to support this view is found in the summary of another letter written by Innocent to al-'Adil shortly after the Lateran Council. He asks that nuntii should be chosen to carry apostolic letters to the sultan, "and, if they can they should enter into a peace with him" if he would be willing to restore the Holy Land to the Christians; Theiner, Vetem monumenta slavorum, 1:64.

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