Wall charts, history and European Identity

EU Culture Programme; Education and Culture DG

Crusades

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Series:

Das Schweizerische Schulwandbilder Werk

Timeframe:

Mittelalter

Scene of action:

Unknown

Illustrator:

Hoffmann, F.

Publisher:

Ernst Ingold & Co., Herzogenbuchsee

Year of publication:

1974

Themes:

War    Religion    European history   

The picture shows crusaders in the Middle East (1. crusade 1099 AD - 7. crusade 1396 AD). The Christian army consists of knights on horses, with shield and lance, hauberk and helmet. The helmets have different colours, according to the knight`s land of origin. Infantrymen, armed with bow and arrow, support the knights (People's crusade). At the horizon are Muslim troopers, wearing white clothes. They are also armed with bow and arrow.