Dr. Kurt Villads Jensen (born 1957) is one of the leading medievalist in Denmark. He got his PhD in 1992 on a dissertation on Medieval Christian writings on Islam. Since 1998 he is associate professor in medieval history, University of Southern Denmark. He has written extensively on Danish medieval history, especially in the field of crusade studies. His main publications include Danske korstog. Krig og mission i Østersøen
(2004, with Ane Bysted, Carsten Selch Jensen, John Lind), Medieval History Writing and Crusading Ideology
(2005, ed. with Tuomas M.S. Lehtonen), Politikens Bog om Korstogene
(2005), Det Danske Imperium - storhed og fald
(2004, with Michael Bregnsbo).
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