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For hundreds of years European Christians battled eastern Mediterranean Muslims during the Crusades. Finally, the Muslims led by the Mamluks won the ultimate battle for the occupation of the Levant. Why did the Crusades happen? Did the Muslim world provoke the Crusades or were these Latin Holy Wars of Aggression? Is there a lasting legacy of the Crusades to found in wars in the Middle East today? Tune in tonight when Inquiry talks with THOMAS ASBRIDGE, Senior Lecturer in Medieval History at Queen Mary University London about his monumental book THE CRUSADES: THE AUTHORITATIVE HISTORY OF THE WAR FOR THE HOLY LAND. For those of you who wish to learn more, the full conversation about this important topic can be found in our Archives.