Finance and the Crusades

Author: Daniel Edwards

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000469875

Category: History

Page: 238

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This book investigates the financial aspects of crusading in the thirteenth and early fourteenth centuries. Taking the kingdom of England as a case study, it explores a variety of themes, such as how much crusades cost, how they were financed, how funds were transferred to the East and how crusaders fared financially after their return. Its fundamental argument, in contrast with current historiography, is that it was the "private" fundraising of individuals – not the "public" fundraising of the Crown and the Church – that constituted the life-blood of the crusade movement in the period under consideration. Indeed, it is likely that the crusades were only able to remain central to the religious and political life of England, and indeed western Christendom, because participants, and those in their connection, continued to be willing to sacrifice their own financial wellbeing for the interests of the Holy Land.

A History of the Crusades

Author: Kenneth Meyer Setton

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299107444

Category: History

Page: 728

View: 7595


The six volumes of A History of the Crusades will stand as the definitive history of the Crusades, spanning five centuries, encompassing Jewish, Moslem, and Christian perspectives, and containing a wealth of information and analysis of the history, politics, economics, and culture of the medieval world.

The Crusades

Author: Nikolas Jaspert

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134240422

Category: History

Page: 208

View: 3135


This German-to-English translation of a highly successful book is a clear, approachable, student-friendly introduction to the history of the Crusades. With a long chronological span, from the eleventh to the late fifteenth century, and with a wide geographical coverage of the whole of Europe and some of the Middle East, The Crusades is clear, concise and more wide-ranging than most single-volume works. Taking recent scholarship into account, and using boxes, case studies, marginal directions and chronologies, the book is well laid out and easy to follow, providing a comprehensive overview of the crusade movement for students at all university levels.

The Routledge Companion to the Crusades

Author: Peter Lock

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135131376

Category: History

Page: 544

View: 782


A compilation of facts, figures, maps, family trees, summaries of the major crusades and their historiography, the Routledge Companion to the Crusades spans a broad chronological range from the eleventh to the eighteenth century, and gives a chronological framework and context for modern research on the crusading movement. Not just a history of the Crusades, but an overview of the logistical, economic, social and biographical history, this is a core text for students of history and religious studies.

Shipping, Trade and Crusade in the Medieval Mediterranean

Author: Dr Ruthy Gertwagen,Professor Elizabeth Jeffreys

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409483126

Category: History

Page: 444

View: 3935


The cutting-edge papers in this collection reflect the wide areas to which John Pryor has made significant contributions in the course of his scholarly career. They are written by some of the world's most distinguished practitioners in the fields of Crusading history and the maritime history of the medieval Mediterranean. His colleagues, students and friends discuss questions including ship construction in the fourth and fifteenth centuries, navigation and harbourage in the eastern Mediterranean, trade in Fatimid Egypt and along the Iberian Peninsula, military and social issues arising among the crusaders during field campaigns, and wider aspects of medieval warfare. All those with an interest in any of these subjects, whether students or specialists, will need to consult this book.

England and the Crusades, 1095-1588

Author: Christopher Tyerman

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226820132

Category: History

Page: 508

View: 5265


Drawing on a wide range of archival, chronicle, and literary evidence, Tyerman brings to life the royal personalities, foreign policy, political intrigue, taxation and fundraising, and the crusading ethos that gripped England for hundreds of years. -- Amazon.

A History of the Crusades

Author: Kenneth M. Setton

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299048440

Category: History

Page: 896

View: 1084


The six volumes of A History of the Crusades will stand as the definitive history of the Crusades, spanning five centuries, encompassing Jewish, Moslem, and Christian perspectives, and containing a wealth of information and analysis of the history, politics, economics, and culture of the medieval world.

Crusading and the Crusader States

Author: Andrew Jotischky

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317876024

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 2615


Crusading as a subject has expanded in recent years to include new fields of enquiry. This book examines how crusading historiography includes new areas and new definitions, focusing on two fundamental issues in current writing: why people went on crusades and what forms the western settlement in the Near East took. Crusading and the Crusader States explains how the idea of holy wars came into being and why they took the form that they did – a clash between western and Islamic societies that dominated the Middle Ages.

Henry II

Author: John Hosler

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9047419340

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 306


Intended as a military biography, this book studies the scope of Henry Plantagenet's warfare during his tenure as count of Anjou, duke of Normandy, and king of England. Relying heavily upon medieval documents, it analyzes his generalship and reexamines his place amongst the important military commanders in English history.