What Were the Crusades?

Author: Jonathan Riley-Smith

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1137013923

Category: History

Page: 136

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Riley-Smith's acclaimed book is now regarded as a classic short study. The updated fourth edition of this essential introduction features a new Preface which surveys and reviews developments in crusading scholarship, a new map, material on a child crusader, and a short discussion of the current effects of aggressive Pan-Islamism.

The Popes and the Baltic Crusades

Author: Iben Fonnesberg-Schmidt

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004155023

Category: Religion

Page: 287

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"The Popes and the Baltic Crusades" examines the formulation of papal policy on the crusades and missions in the Baltic region in the central Middle Ages and analyses why and how the crusade concept was extended from the Holy Land to the Baltic region.

The First Crusaders, 1095-1131

Author: Jonathan Riley-Smith

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521646031

Category: History

Page: 300

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A detailed account of the circumstances and motives of the first crusaders.

The Crusades

Author: Christopher Tyerman

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402768910

Category: History

Page: 212

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Crusading fervor gripped Europe for more than 200 years, creating one of the most extraordinary episodes in world history. But were the Crusades the first steps in European colonialism, an attempt at ethnic cleansing, a manifestation of religious zeal—or all three? Bringing together issues of colonialism, cultural exchange, and economic exploitation, scholar Christopher Tyerman challenges our assumptions about the Crusades and encourages us to re-evaluate the relationship between past and present.

Crusaders and Crusading in the Twelfth Century

Author: Giles Constable

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754665236

Category: History

Page: 400

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This volume brings together revised and up-dated versions of Giles Constable's classic essays on crusading in the 12th century, along with two major new studies on the cross of the crusaders and the Fourth Crusade, and two excursuses on the terminology of crusading and the numbering of the crusades. Together they show the range and depth of the crusading movement at that time and its influence on the broader history of the period.

Seven Myths of the Crusades

Author: Alfred J. Andrea,Andrew Holt

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1624664059

Category: History

Page: 201

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"Seven Myths of the Crusades' rebuttal of the persistent and multifarious misconceptions associated with topics including the First Crusade, anti-Judaism and the Crusades, the crusader states, the Children's Crusade, the Templars and past and present Islamic-Christian relations proves, once and for all, that real history is far more fascinating than conspiracy theories, pseudo-history and myth-mongering. This book is a powerful witness to the dangers of the misappropriation and misinterpretation of the past and the false parallels so often drawn between the crusades and later historical events ranging from nineteenth-century colonialism to the protest movements of the 1960s to the events of 9/11. This volume's authors have venerable track records in teaching and researching the crusading movement, and anyone curious about the crusades would do well to start here." —Jessalynn Bird, Dominican University, co-Editor of Crusade and Christendom

The Crusades from the Perspective of Byzantium and the Muslim World

Author: Angeliki E. Láiou,Angeliki E. Laiou,Dumbarton Oaks Professor of Byzantine History Angeliki E Laiou,Roy P. Mottahedeh

Publisher: Dumbarton Oaks

ISBN: 9780884022770

Category: History

Page: 297

View: 8419


The essays in this volume demonstrate that on the eastern shores of the Mediterranean there were rich, variegated, and important phenomena associated with the Crusades, and that a full understanding of the significance of the movement and its impact on both the East and West must take these phenomena into account.