- Dec 2009
The term is problematic. For example, in medieval Greek the Hungarians are "Turkoi", (and of course, Magyars to themselves). My main point, however, is that there is no single Turk polity in the near east in the early thirteenth century so it's rather hard to address the attitude of the crusaders (as if they were unified!) towards them.Very interesting question... What´s to be a Turk? I found turks in Central Asia... and I know Dervishes named British Soldiers as "turks"....I´ve read some Huns....were turks!!!! or Bulgarian... or Ottomans.. or Seldjucids.. or Kiu Kiu....
A good question... Who are the Turks?