by J J Cohen
Re: this, there is also this. Brawling over ownership of the church? Even Mandeville realized the religious rivalries unfolding within the architecture that encloses the tomb of Jesus ... but he offered a vision of fairly pacific coexistence, not kung-fu monks.
Of course, he was imagining the space rather than inhabiting it ... and didn't seem all that concerned that a Muslim sultan would be its caretaker.