Dr. Susanna Throop

About Dr. Susanna Throop

Dr. Susanna Throop studies the cultural intersection of religion, violence, ideology, and emotion in twelfth and thirteenth century Europe, especially in the context of the crusading movement. She holds a Ph.D. in History from the University of Cambridge, where she was a Gates Cambridge Scholar. Previously she earned an M.A. as a Mellon Fellow at the University of Toronto and a B.A at Cornell University. Currently she is an Assistant Professor of History at Ursinus College.

Classical Landscape (March of the Crusaders), George Inness, 1850 - detail
The Crusades played a major role in European territorial expansion and also militarized the Western church.

The impact of the crusades

What were the crusades - thumbnail image
Crusading took many forms. Historians grapple with how to define these holy wars—Muslim and Jewish sources help.

What were the crusades?