Suleiman Mourad, Professor of religion at the Smith College and associated fellow of the Institute for Advanced Study of Nantes, recently published a paper about the Crusades in the well-known german journal "Der Spiegel Geschichte".
The complete version of the paper is available for download here (in German), with the authorization of Der Spiegel.
On the same subject and from the same author : Understanding the Crusades from an Islamic perspective, septembre 2018 on The Conversation (French version here).
"What if the Crusades’ history was told from an Arab perspective? In fact, in 2016 al-Jazeera TV did just that. It released a four-episode documentary on the Crusades, and the trailer introduced the subject in the following words:
“In the history of conflict between East and West. The mightiest battle between Christianity and Islam; a holy war in the name of religion. For the first time, the story of the Crusades from an Arab perspective.”
It is clear that the producers of the al-Jazeera documentary wanted their viewers to understand the Crusades as one out of many episodes in the continuous clash between two civilizations: East/Islam and West/Christianity." [Read more]