Armenian Crusaders – Cilicia, the Bastion of Christendom in the East

Armenian Crusaders – Cilicia, the Bastion of Christendom in the East

The Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia was established by the Rubenid dynasty ca. 1080 amidst violent religious wars. The kingdom has been known for its strong connections with the European Crusaders. Moreover, it considered itself a bastion of Christendom in the East. The state also was a center of the Armenian culture at the time because …

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