Chronicles of the First Crusade Book
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Chronicles of the First Crusade


  • Author : Christopher Tyerman
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2011-11-03
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN 10 : 9780141970875

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Chronicles of the First Crusade Excerpt :

'O day so ardently desired! O time of times the most memorable! O deed before all other deeds!' The fall of Jerusalem in the summer of 1099 to an exhausted and starving army of Western European soldiers was one of the most extraordinary events of the Middle Ages.It was both the climax of a great wave of visionary Christian fervour and the beginning of what proved to be a futile and abortive attempt to implant a new European kingdom in an overwhelmingly Muslim world.The legacy of these events continues to be argued over more than nine centuries later.This remarkable collection of first-hand accounts brings to life the First Crusade in all its cruelty and strangeness.

Chronicles of the First Crusade Book
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Chronicles of the First Crusade


  • Author : Christopher Tyerman
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 398
  • ISBN 10 : 9780241955222

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Chronicles of the First Crusade Excerpt :

'O day so ardently desired! O time of times the most memorable! O deed before all other deeds!' The fall of Jerusalem in the summer of 1099 to an exhausted and starving army of Western European soldiers was one of the most extraordinary events of the Middle Ages.It was both the climax of a great wave of visionary Christian fervour and the beginning of what proved to be a futile and abortive attempt to implant a new European kingdom in an overwhelmingly Muslim world.The legacy of these events continues to be argued over more than nine centuries later.This remarkable collection of first-hand accounts brings to life the First Crusade in all its cruelty and strangeness.

Warfare and the Miraculous in the Chronicles of the First Crusade Book

Warfare and the Miraculous in the Chronicles of the First Crusade


  • Author : Elizabeth Lapina
  • Publisher : Penn State Press
  • Release Date : 2015-08-13
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780271073118

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Warfare and the Miraculous in the Chronicles of the First Crusade Excerpt :

In Warfare and the Miraculous in the Chronicles of the First Crusade, Elizabeth Lapina examines a variety of these chronicles, written both by participants in the crusade and by those who stayed behind. Her goal is to understand the enterprise from the perspective of its contemporaries and near contemporaries. Lapina analyzes the diversity of ways in which the chroniclers tried to justify the First Crusade as a “holy war,” where physical violence could be not just sinless, but salvific. The book focuses on accounts of miracles reported to have happened in the course of the crusade, especially the miracle of the intervention of saints in the Battle of Antioch. Lapina shows why and how chroniclers used these miracles to provide historical precedent and to reconcile the messiness of history with the conviction that history was ordered by divine will. In doing so, she provides an important glimpse into the intellectual efforts of the chronicles and their authors, illuminating their perspectives toward the concepts of history, salvation, and the East. Warfare and the Miraculous in the Chronicles of the First Crusade demonstrates how these narratives sought to position the crusade as an event in the time line of sacred history. Lapina offers original insights into the effects of the crusade on the Western imaginary as well as how medieval authors thought about and represented history.

The First Crusade Book

The First Crusade


  • Author : Edward Peters
  • Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Release Date : 2011-06-03
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812204728

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The First Crusade Excerpt :

The First Crusade received its name and shape late. To its contemporaries, the event was a journey and the men who took part in it pilgrims. Only later were those participants dubbed Crusaders—"those signed with the Cross." In fact, many developments with regard to the First Crusade, like the bestowing of the cross and the elaboration of Crusaders' privileges, did not occur until the late twelfth century, almost one hundred years after the event itself. In a greatly expanded second edition, Edward Peters brings together the primary texts that document eleventh-century reform ecclesiology, the appearance of new social groups and their attitudes, the institutional and literary evidence dealing with Holy War and pilgrimage, and, most important, the firsthand experiences by men who participated in the events of 1095-1099. Peters supplements his previous work by including a considerable number of texts not available at the time of the original publication. The new material, which constitutes nearly one-third of the book, consists chiefly of materials from non-Christian sources, especially translations of documents written in Hebrew and Arabic. In addition, Peters has extensively revised and expanded the Introduction to address the most important issues of recent scholarship.

God  Humanity  and History Book

God Humanity and History


  • Author : Robert Chazan
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2000-08-09
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 270
  • ISBN 10 : 9780520221277

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God Humanity and History Excerpt :

Closely focused on the Hebrew First-Crusade narratives, this text examines the three surviving accounts of the crusaders assaults on the Rhineland Jewish communities in 1096. These accounts are compared with earlier Jewish history writing and with contemporary crusade historiography.

The First Crusade Book

The First Crusade


  • Author : August C. Krey
  • Publisher : Arx Publishing, LLC
  • Release Date : 2012-06
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 353
  • ISBN 10 : 9781935228080

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"Originally published by Princeton University Press, 1921"--T.p. verso.

Encountering Islam on the First Crusade Book

Encountering Islam on the First Crusade


  • Author : Nicholas Morton
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-07-14
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107156890

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Encountering Islam on the First Crusade Excerpt :

A fundamental reassessment of Christian/Islamic relations during the First Crusade, combating its representation as an inter-faith clash of civilizations.

Chronicles of the Crusades Book

Chronicles of the Crusades


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1848
  • Genre: Crusades
  • Pages : 562
  • ISBN 10 : UCI:31970004560931

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The Deeds of the Franks and Other Jerusalem Bound Pilgrims Book
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The Deeds of the Franks and Other Jerusalem Bound Pilgrims


  • Author : Nirmal Dass
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Release Date : 2011-09-16
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 162
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442204997

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The Deeds of the Franks and Other Jerusalem Bound Pilgrims Excerpt :

This new translation offers a faithful yet accessible English-language rendering of the twelfth-century Gesta Francorum et aliorum Hierosolomitanorum, the earliest known Latin account of the First Crusade. The exemplar for all later histories and retellings of the First Crusade, it is filled with vivid descriptions of the hardships suffered by the crusaders, deeds of personal heroism, courtly intrigues, betrayal and cowardice, and a relentless faith that would see the attainment of the desired goal: the capture of Jerusalem by the crusaders in 1099. It is also a sweeping tale that swiftly moves from the first preaching of the crusade by Pope Urban II, to the ragtag and ultimately doomed effort of the popular People's Crusade, and then to the more disciplined and concerted campaign by the French and Norman nobility that led to the conquest of the Holy Land by the crusaders. Based on the latest scholarly research, including a substantive introduction that explores the questions surrounding the Gesta and that sets it in its historical context, this definitive translation will bring the First Crusade and its era to life for all readers.

Chronicles of the Crusades Book

Chronicles of the Crusades


  • Author : Geoffrey Villehardouin
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release Date : 2012-03-09
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780486149851

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Chronicles of the Crusades Excerpt :

The two most authoritative accounts of the Holy Wars — Villehardouin's Conquest of Constantinople and Joinville's Chronicle of the Crusade of St. Lewis — offer firsthand testimony of battles and their religious and political context.

Armies of Heaven Book
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Armies of Heaven


  • Author : Jay Rubenstein
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release Date : 2011-11-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 424
  • ISBN 10 : 9780465027484

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At Moson, the river Danube ran red with blood. At Antioch, the Crusaders -- their saddles freshly decorated with sawed-off heads -- indiscriminately clogged the streets with the bodies of eastern Christians and Turks. At Ma'arra, they cooked children on spits and ate them. By the time the Crusaders reached Jerusalem, their quest -- and their violence -- had become distinctly otherworldly: blood literally ran shin-deep through the streets as the Crusaders overran the sacred city. Beginning in 1095 and culminating four bloody years later, the First Crusade represented a new kind of warfare: holy, unrestrained, and apocalyptic. In Armies of Heaven, medieval historian Jay Rubenstein tells the story of this cataclysmic event through the eyes of those who witnessed it, emphasizing the fundamental role that apocalyptic thought played in motivating the Crusaders. A thrilling work of military and religious history, Armies of Heaven will revolutionize our understanding of the Crusades.

The First Crusade Book

The First Crusade


  • Author : Peter Frankopan
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-04-15
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674064997

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According to tradition, the First Crusade began at Pope Urban II’s instigation and culminated in July 1099, when western European knights liberated Jerusalem. But what if the First Crusade’s real catalyst lay far to the east of Rome? Countering nearly a millennium of scholarship, Peter Frankopan reveals the First Crusade’s untold history.

European Jewry and the First Crusade Book

European Jewry and the First Crusade


  • Author : Robert Chazan
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 1996-02
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 380
  • ISBN 10 : 9780520205062

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European Jewry and the First Crusade Excerpt :

One of the unanticipated results of the First Crusade in 1095 was a series of violent assaults on major Jewish communities in the Rhineland. Robert Chazan offers the first detailed analysis of these events, illuminating the attitudes that triggered the assaults as well as the beliefs that informed Jewish reactions to them.

Chronicles of the Crusades Book
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Chronicles of the Crusades


  • Author : Geffroy Villehardouin
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 1974-01-31
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780141904863

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Chronicles of the Crusades Excerpt :

Composed by soldiers who fought in the Holy Wars, these two famous French chronicles are among the most important portrayals of both the dark and light side of the two hundred year struggle for possession of Jerusalem. The first trustworthy and fully informed history of the Crusades, Villehardouin's Conquest of Constantinople describes the era of the Fourth Crusade - the period between 1199 and 1207, during which a planned battle with Moslem forces ironically culminated in war against Eastern Christians that led to the sacking of Constantinople. The Life of Saint Louis, by Joinville, was inspired by the author's close attachment to the pious King Louis, and focuses on the years between 1226 and 1270. It provides a powerful, personal insight into the brutal battles and the fascinating travels of one nobleman, fighting in the Sixth and Seventh Crusades.

In the Year 1096 Book

In the Year 1096


  • Author : Robert Chazan
  • Publisher : Jewish Publication Society
  • Release Date : 1996-10-22
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 186
  • ISBN 10 : 9780827609877

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In the Year 1096 Excerpt :

In 1996 the world commemorates the 900th anniversary of the First Crusade or, more precisely, of the pogroms unleashed by the crusade upon the Jews of the Rhineland. In the Year 1096... presents a clear, highly readable chronicle of the events of 1096. Noted teacher and historian Robert Chazan brings readers to critical moments in Jewish history, illuminating the events themselves, their antecedents, and their far-reaching consequences. Equally important, his book assesses the significance of the events of 1096 within the larger framework of Jewish history, including both the scope of persecution and the record of Jewish resistance. He has created a dramatic portrait of the clash between three conflicting forces in medieval Europe: the German crusaders, the Rhineland burghers, and the Rhineland Jews. His book provides an extensive look at the Christian assaults and the intense Jewish responses, with much material translated directly from remarkable Hebrew narratives which are admirable for both the vividness of their description and the complexity of the portrait they provide. Chazan tells the story of 1096 in "grays, " not blacks and whites; that is, he relates stories of Christian enemies, but also of Christian friends, and of Jewish martyrs, but also of Jewish negotiators and converts. The author devotes the second half of In the Year 1096... to tracing these events through the intervening nine centuries of Jewish history. In the second part he surveys the Jewish perception of 1096 over the ages, including both the neglect of these events in some quarters and their emphasis in others; he places 1096 within the lengthy history of anti-Jewish actions and thinking, and examines theunusual behaviors of the Rhineland Jews within the context of historic Jewish responses to persecution.