The Crusades

The Crusades
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Author: Thomas Asbridge
Pages: 784
ISBN: 0061981362
Release: 2010-03-30
Editor: Harper Collins

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Crusades is an authoritative, accessible single-volume history of the brutal struggle for the Holy Land in the Middle Ages. Thomas Asbridge—a renowned historian who writes with “maximum vividness” (Joan Acocella, The New Yorker)—covers the years 1095 to 1291 in this big, ambitious, readable account of one of the most fascinating periods in history. From Richard the Lionheart to the mighty Saladin, from the emperors of Byzantium to the Knights Templar, Asbridge’s book is a magnificent epic of Holy War between the Christian and Islamic worlds, full of adventure, intrigue, and sweeping grandeur.

The Crusades

The Crusades
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Author: Carole Hillenbrand
Pages: 648
ISBN: 0415929148
Release: 2000
Editor: Psychology Press

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This comprehensive work of cultural history gives us something we have never had: a view of the Crusades as seen through Muslim eyes. With breathtaking command of medieval Muslim sources as well as the vast literature on medieval European and Muslim culture, Carole Hillenbrand has produced a book that shows not only how the Crusades were perceived by the Muslims, but how the Crusades affected the Muslim world - militarily, culturally, and psychologically. As the author demonstrates, that influence continues now, centuries after the events. In The Crusades the reader discovers how the Muslims reacted to the Franks, and how Muslim populations were displaced, the ensuing period of jihad, the careers of Nur al-Din and Saladin, and the interpenetration of Muslim and Christian cultures. Stereotypes of the Franks in Muslim documents offer a fascinating counter to Western views of the infidel of legend. For readers interested in the Middle Ages, military history, the history of religion, and postcolonial studies, The Crusades opens a window onto a conflict we have only viewed from one side. The Crusades is richly illustrated, with eighteen color plates and over five hundred line drawings and black and white photographs.

The Crusades

The Crusades
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Author: S.J. Allen,Emilie Amt
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9781442606258
Release: 2014-04-21
Editor: University of Toronto Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Since the publication of the first edition of The Crusades: A Reader, interest in the Crusades has increased dramatically, fueled in part by current global interactions between the Muslim world and Western nations. The second edition features an intriguing new chapter on perceptions of the Crusades in the modern period, from David Hume and William Wordsworth to World War I political cartoons and crusading rhetoric circulating after 9/11. Islamic accounts of the treatment of prisoners have been added, as well as sources detailing the homecoming of those who had ventured to the Holy Land—including a newly translated reading on a woman crusader, Margaret of Beverly. The book contains sixteen images, study questions for each reading, and an index.

A Chronology of the Crusades

A Chronology of the Crusades
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Author: Timothy Venning,Peter Frankopan
Pages: 562
ISBN: 9781317496434
Release: 2015-05-01
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A Chronology of the Crusades provides a day-by-day development of the Crusading movement, the Crusades and the states created by them through the medieval period. Beginning in the run-up to the First Crusade in 1095, to the fall of Constantinople in 1453, and ending with the Turkish attack on Belgrade in 1456, this reference is a comprehensive guide to the events of each Crusade, concentrating on the Near East, but also those Christian expeditions sanctioned by the Papacy as ‘Crusades’ in the medieval era. As well as clashes between Christians and Muslims in the Latin States, Timothy Venning also chronicles the Albigensian Crusade, clashes in Anatolia and the Balkans and the Reconquista in the Iberian Peninsula. Both detailed and accessible, this chronology draws together material from contemporary Latin/Frankish, Byzantine and Arab/Muslim sources with assessment and explanation to produce a readable narrative which gives students an in-depth overview of one of the most enduringly fascinating periods in medieval history. Including an introduction by Peter Frankopan which summarises and contextualises the period, this book is an essential resource for students and academics alike.

The Crusades

The Crusades
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Author: Nikolas Jaspert
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781134240418
Release: 2006-09-27
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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 Crusades

The Crusades
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Author: Martin Erbstösser
Pages: 207
ISBN: IND:39000002336654
Release: 1979
Editor: Universe Pub

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Considers the economic, social, and intellectual motivations for the Crusades, regarding them as a clash of three cultures, the Arabian Caliphate, the Byzantine Empire, and Western Europe

Controversial Histories Current Views on the Crusades

Controversial Histories     Current Views on the Crusades
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Author: Felix Hinz,Johannes Meyer-Hamme
Pages: 140
ISBN: 9780429620690
Release: 2020-05-18
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Engaging the Crusades is a series of volumes which offer windows into a newly-emerging field of historical study: the memory and legacy of the Crusades. Together these volumes examine the reasons behind the enduring resonance of the Crusades and present the memory of crusading in the modern period as a productive, exciting and much needed area of investigation. Controversial Histories assembles current international views on the Crusades from across Europe, Russia, Turkey, the USA and the Near and Middle East. Historians from the related countries present short narratives that deal with two questions: What were the Crusades? and What do they mean to "us" today? Narratives are from one of possible several "typical" points of view of the related country and present an international comparison of the dominant image of each respective historical culture and cultures of remembrance. Bringing together ‘victim perspectives’ and ‘perpetrator perspectives’, ‘key players’ and ‘minor players’, they reveal both shared and conflicting memories of different groups. The narratives are framed by an introduction about the historical and political significance of the Crusades, and the question of history education in a globalized world with contradicting narratives is discussed, along with guidelines on how to use the book for teaching at university level. Offering extensive material and presenting a profile of international, academic opinions on the Crusades, Controversial Histories is the ideal resource for students and educators of Crusades history in a global context as well as military history and the history of memory.

A History of the Crusades

A History of the Crusades
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Author: Kenneth Meyer Setton
Pages: 740
ISBN: 0299048349
Release: 1969
Editor: Univ of Wisconsin Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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 Age of the Crusades

The Age of the Crusades
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Author: P.M. Holt
Pages: 264
ISBN: 9781317871514
Release: 2014-01-21
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The kaleidoscopic political changes during the years covered by this volume include the rise and fall of the Crusader states, the expansion of the Mongol empire, the rise of the Mamluk sultanate and of its ultimate conquerors, the Ottomans. To all of these Professor Holt is a clear and skilful guide. He principally utilises, and to some extent reinterprets, the medieval Arabic sources, to present a picture which differs in important respects from the conventional western-orientated view.

The Crusades in the Modern World

The Crusades in the Modern World
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Author: Mike Horswell,Akil N Awan
Pages: 150
ISBN: 9781351250467
Release: 2019-06-25
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Engaging the Crusades is a series of volumes which offer windows into a newly-emerging field of historical study: the memory and legacy of the crusades. Together these volumes examine the reasons behind the enduring resonance of the crusades and present the memory of crusading in the modern period as a productive, exciting and much needed area of investigation. The Crusades in the Modern World evaluates a broad range of contemporary uses of the crusades and crusading to answer key questions about crusading today and how the crusades are understood. Each chapter demonstrates how perceptions of the crusades are deployed in causes and conflicts which mark the present, exploring the ways in which those perceptions are constructed and received. Throughout the book there is a focus on the use of crusading rhetoric and imagery to frame and justify violence, including crusading discourses employed by both Islamic fundamentalists and far-right terrorists, and the related deployment of ‘Reconquista’ rhetoric by populist movements in Europe. The use of the crusades for building national identity is also a recurring theme, while chapters on academic engagement with the crusades and on the ways in which Wikipedia articles on the crusades are created and contested highlight the ongoing production of knowledge about crusading. The Crusades in the Modern World is ideal for scholars of the crusades as well as for military historians and historians of memory.

The Crusades and their Sources

The Crusades and their Sources
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Author: John France,William G. Zajac
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781351892063
Release: 2016-12-05
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This volume is concerned with the sources for the study of the Crusades, conceived in terms of the records of their history and of their enemies, the motives that inspired them, and the monuments which they left behind. Some of the studies analyse particular historical sources, both written and visual, for the events of the Crusades and the history of the Crusader states. Others look more broadly at the impact of the Crusading movement in the West, its origins and its propaganda, from the First Crusade to the time of Erasmus.

The Crusades

The Crusades
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Author: Helen J. Nicholson
Pages: 196
ISBN: 0313326851
Release: 2004
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group

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The Crusades were fought by "Latin" Christians against Muslims, pagans, and even fellow Christians whom they believed were threatening the existence of their Christian faith.

The History of the Crusades

The History of the Crusades
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Author: Charles Mills
Pages: 280
ISBN: NYPL:33433082473236
Release: 1844
Editor: Unknown

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The Concise History of the Crusades

The Concise History of the Crusades
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Author: Thomas F. Madden
Pages: 264
ISBN: 9781442231160
Release: 2014-03-16
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

What is the relationship between the medieval crusades and the problems of the modern Middle East? Were the crusades the Christian equivalent of Muslim jihad? In this sweeping yet crisp history, Thomas F. Madden offers a brilliant and compelling narrative of the crusades and their contemporary relevance. Placing all of the major crusades within their social, economic, religious, and intellectual environments, Madden explores the uniquely medieval world that led untold thousands to leave their homes, families, and friends to march in Christ’s name to distant lands. From Palestine and Europe's farthest reaches, each crusade is recounted in a clear, concise narrative. The author gives special attention as well to the crusades’ effects on the Islamic world and the Christian Byzantine East.

The Crusades

The Crusades
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Author: Christopher Tyerman
Pages: 212
ISBN: 1402768915
Release: 2009-10
Editor: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Arab Historians of the Crusades Routledge Revivals

Arab Historians of the Crusades  Routledge Revivals
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Author: Francesco Gabrieli
Pages: 362
ISBN: 9781135176075
Release: 2009-10-15
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The recapture of Jerusalem, the siege of acre, the fall of Tripoli, the effect in Baghdad of events in Syria; these and other happenings were faithfully recorded by Arab historians during the two centuries of the Crusades. First published in English in 1969, this book presents 'the other side' of the Holy War, offering the first English translation of contemporary Arab accounts of the fighting between Muslim and Christian. Extracts are drawn from seventeen different authors encompassing a multitude of sources: The general histories of the Muslim world, The chronicles of cities, regions and their dynasties Contemporary biographies and records of famous deeds. Overall, this book gives a sweeping and stimulating view of the Crusades seen through Arab eyes.

Heroines of the Crusades

Heroines of the Crusades
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Author: Celestia Angenette Bloss
Pages: 496
ISBN: NYPL:33433082459516
Release: 1854
Editor: Unknown

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The History of the Crusades

The History of the Crusades
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Author: Joseph Fr. Michaud
Pages: 329
ISBN: STANFORD:36105118195689
Release: 1891
Editor: Unknown

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A History of the Crusades

A History of the Crusades
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Author: William Elliot Dutton
Pages: 256
ISBN: UOM:39015004051069
Release: 1877
Editor: London, J. Hodges

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The History of the Crusades for the Recovery and Possession of the Holy Land

The History of the Crusades for the Recovery and Possession of the Holy Land
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Author: Charles MILLS (Historian)
Pages: 329
ISBN: BL:A0024542601
Release: 1820
Editor: Unknown

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