“Crusade” is nowadays a very common word used for all kinds of undertakings, often condemned as inconvenient or political. A study of its invention in the 12th century and uses until modern times shows, however, that it always had a large variety of meanings and numerous political uses. Rather than stop using the word “crusade”, maybe we shouldn’t have invented it from the very beginning?

Obs: föreläsningen hålls på engelska.

Benjamin Weber, forskare från Université Fédérale Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées, Frankrike, verksam vid Historiska institutionen.