The Crusades Book
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The Crusades


  • Author : S.J. Allen
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release Date : 2014-04-21
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442606258

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The Crusades Book Description :

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.

The Crusades Book

The Crusades


  • Author : Christopher Tyerman
  • Publisher : Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2009-10
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN 10 : 1402768915

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The Crusades Book Description :

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.

The Crusades Book
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The Crusades


  • Author : Carole Hillenbrand
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 648
  • ISBN 10 : 0415929148

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The Crusades Book Description :

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.

A History of the Crusades Book

A History of the Crusades


  • Author : Kenneth Meyer Setton
  • Publisher : Univ of Wisconsin Press
  • Release Date : 1969
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 740
  • ISBN 10 : 0299048349

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A History of the Crusades Book Description :

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 Book

The Crusades


  • Author : Martin Erbstösser
  • Publisher : Universe Pub
  • Release Date : 1979
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 207
  • ISBN 10 : IND:39000002336654

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The Crusades Book Description :

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

The World of the Crusades Book

The World of the Crusades


  • Author : Christopher Tyerman
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-05-23
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 420
  • ISBN 10 : 9780300245455

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The World of the Crusades Book Description :

A lively reimagining of how the distant medieval world of war functioned, drawing on the objects used and made by crusaders Throughout the Middle Ages crusading was justified by religious ideology, but the resulting military campaigns were fueled by concrete objectives: land, resources, power, reputation. Crusaders amassed possessions of all sorts, from castles to reliquaries. Campaigns required material funds and equipment, while conquests produced bureaucracies, taxation, economic exploitation, and commercial regulation. Wealth sustained the Crusades while material objects, from weaponry and military technology to carpentry and shipping, conditioned them. This lavishly illustrated volume considers the material trappings of crusading wars and the objects that memorialized them, in architecture, sculpture, jewelry, painting, and manuscripts. Christopher Tyerman’s incorporation of the physical and visual remains of crusading enriches our understanding of how the crusaders themselves articulated their mission, how they viewed their place in the world, and how they related to the cultures they derived from and preyed upon.

The Crusades Book

The Crusades


  • Author : Thomas Andrew Archer
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1894
  • Genre: Crusades
  • Pages : 467
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015026981079

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The Crusades Book
Score: 3
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The Crusades


  • Author : Jonathan Howard
  • Publisher : BookCaps Study Guides
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781610428040

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The Crusades Book Description :

The Crusades were a series of military campaigns undertaken by Western European countries between the 11th and 16th century. Originally called by the Pope of the Catholic Church, the stated first goal was to take up the cross and restore Christian control over the Holy Land (namely Jerusalem). In total Western Europe engaged in over 10 crusades, though not all were for this original purpose. At first the Crusades were fought to assist the Byzantine Empire, who requested European help in fighting off the expansion of the Muslim Turks. In time, though, the term crusade was used to describe wars against pagans, heretics, and those threatened with excommunication from the Church. Interesting, one set of Crusades actually led to an alliance between Christians and Muslims, and another was called against fellow Catholics. Jonathan Howard looks into the history of the crusades in this short eBook.

The Concise History of the Crusades Book
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The Concise History of the Crusades


  • Author : Thomas F. Madden
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2014-03-16
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442231160

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The Concise History of the Crusades Book Description :

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 A to Z of the Crusades Book

The A to Z of the Crusades


  • Author : Corliss Slack
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 271
  • ISBN 10 : 9780810868151

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The A to Z of the Crusades Book Description :

During the late 11th through the early 14th centuries at least seven major expeditions were made between Western Europe and the Holy Land with the goal of ending Muslim control of Jerusalem. Ultimately the crusaders were driven out, but not before a cultural exchange had taken place that had an immense impact on Western Europe and an equally enormous, albeit less positive, impact on Arabs and the Islamic world. Although the crusades occurred many centuries ago, echoes still resound through the current clashes of nations and ideologies, kidnappings for ransom, assassinations, and the declaring of "jihad" - all making the crusades an eminently timely subject. This one-volume overview provides an accessible reference work for scholars, students, and general readers on the period with numerous entries on key persons, places, events, battles and sieges, use of weapons and armor, and the deeper issues of the political and cultural background. Complete with a detailed chronology and a bibliography, this work allows readers to learn how Europe was changed forever by these battles with Islam.