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The Concise History of the Crusades

The Concise History of the Crusades Book
Author : Thomas F. Madden
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2014-03-16
ISBN : 1442231165
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 Book
Author : Jonathan Simon Christopher Riley-Smith
Publisher : Yale University Press
Release : 2005-01-01
ISBN : 0300101287
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Pulls off the enviable feat of summing up seven centuries of religious warfare in a crisp 309 pages of text."--Dennis Drabelle, Washington Post Book World In this authoritative work, Jonathan Riley-Smith provides the definitive account of the Crusades: an account of the theology of violence behind the Crusades, the major Crusades, the experience of crusading, and the crusaders themselves. With a wealth of fascinating detail, Riley-Smith brings to life these stirring expeditions to the Holy Land and the politics and personalities behind them. This new edition includes revisions throughout as well as a new Preface and Afterword in which Jonathan Riley-Smith surveys recent developments in the field and examines responses to the Crusades in different periods, from the Romantics to the Islamic world today. From reviews of the first edition: "Everything is here: the crusades to the Holy Land, and against the Albigensians, the Moors, the pagans in Eastern Europe, the Turks, and the enemies of the popes. Riley-Smith writes a beautiful, lucid prose, . . . [and his book] is packed with facts and action."--Choice "A concise, clearly written synthesis . . . by one of the leading historians of the crusading movement. "--Robert S. Gottfried, Historian "A lively and flowing narrative [with] an enormous cast of characters that is not a mere catalog but a history. . . . A remarkable achievement."--Thomas E. Morrissey, Church History "Superb."--Reuven S. Avi-Yonah, Speculum "A first-rate one-volume survey of the Crusading movement from 1074 . . . to 1798."--Southwest Catholic

The Oxford History of the Crusades

The Oxford History of the Crusades Book
Author : Jonathan Riley-Smith
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2002
ISBN : 0192803123
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A comprehensive history of the crusades ranges from the eleventh century to modern times and includes commentary on the art and architecture associated with the crusades and insights into the history of the knightly orders.

The Crusades A Very Short Introduction

The Crusades  A Very Short Introduction Book
Author : Christopher Tyerman
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2005-10-13
ISBN : 0192806556
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Crusading fervour gripped Europe for over 200 years, creating one of the most extraordinary, vivid episodes in world history. Whether the Crusades are regarded as the most romantic of Christian expeditions, or the last of the barbarian invasions, they have fascinated generations ever since. Were the Crusaders motivated by spiritual rewards, or by greed? Were they an experiment in European colonialism, or a manifestation of religious love? How were they organized and founded? Christopher Tyerman picks his way through the many debates to present a clear and lively discussion of the Crusades; bringing together issues of colonialism, cultural exchange, economic exploitation, and the relationship between past and present.

What Were the Crusades

What Were the Crusades  Book
Author : Jonathan Riley-Smith
Publisher : Macmillan International Higher Education
Release : 2009-04-21
ISBN : 1137142502
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Gendering the Crusades

Gendering the Crusades Book
Author : Susan Edgington,Sarah Lambert
Publisher : Columbia University Press
Release : 2002
ISBN : 9780231125994
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This volume presents 13 essays which examine womens roles in the Crusades and medieval reactions to them, including active participation, female involvement in debates surrounding the Crusade, women in the latin east, papal policy, and literary representations.

Dor s Illustrations of the Crusades

Dor   s Illustrations of the Crusades Book
Author : Gustave Doré
Publisher : Courier Corporation
Release : 2013-01-16
ISBN : 0486138119
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

All 100 original plates from 19th-century classic, including The Massacre of Antioch, The Road to Jerusalem, The Baptism of Infidels, The Battle of Lepanto, many more. Magnificent, royalty-free illustrations with captions.

The Oxford Illustrated History of the Crusades

The Oxford Illustrated History of the Crusades Book
Author : Jonathan Riley-Smith
Publisher : Oxford Illustrated Histories
Release : 2001
ISBN : 9780192854285
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A comprehensive history of the Crusades ranges from the eleventh century to modern times, and includes commentary on the art and architecture associated with the Crusades and insights into the history of the knightly orders.

The Crusades

The Crusades Book
Author : Carole Hillenbrand
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release : 2000
ISBN : 9780415929141
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 Christianity and Islam

The Crusades  Christianity  and Islam Book
Author : Jonathan Riley-Smith,Dixie Professor of Ecclesiastical History Jonathan Riley-Smith
Publisher : Columbia University Press
Release : 2008
ISBN : 0231146248
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Explores the origins, battles, symbolism, and narratives of the Crusades.

The New Concise History of the Crusades

The New Concise History of the Crusades Book
Author : Thomas F. Madden
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2005
ISBN : 9780742538221
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

In this sweeping yet crisp history, the author offers a brilliant and compelling narrative of the Crusades and their contemporary relevance.

The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam And the Crusades

The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam  And the Crusades  Book
Author : Robert Spencer
Publisher : Regnery Publishing
Release : 2005-07-01
ISBN : 0895260131
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Presents a critical analysis of the differences between Christianity and Islam and maintains that Islam contains a political agenda which endorses violence and aggression against non-Muslims.

The Crusades 1095 1197

The Crusades  1095 1197 Book
Author : Jonathan P. Phillips
Publisher : Pearson Education
Release : 2002
ISBN : 9780582328228
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Phillips provides an accessible introduction to the origins and development of the Crusades, whilst placing them in their proper historical context.

Arab Historians of the Crusades Routledge Revivals

Arab Historians of the Crusades  Routledge Revivals  Book
Author : Francesco Gabrieli
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2009-10-15
ISBN : 1135176078
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

The Crusades

The Crusades Book
Author : Jonathan Howard
Publisher : BookCaps Study Guides
Release : 2011
ISBN : 1610428048
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 Crusades A Reader

The Crusades  A Reader Book
Author : S.J. Allen,Emilie Amt
Publisher : University of Toronto Press
Release : 2014
ISBN : 1442606231
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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

The Crusades Book
Author : Thomas Asbridge
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2012-01-19
ISBN : 1849837708
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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'Asbridge can't help but tell a ripping yarn, often breezily dramatic, whipping the narrative along.' The Times In the eleventh century, a vast Christian army, summoned to holy war by the Pope, rampaged through the Muslim world of the eastern Mediterranean, seizing possession of Jerusalem, a city revered by both faiths. Over the two hundred years that followed this First Crusade, Islam and the West fought for dominion of the Holy Land, clashing in a succession of chillingly brutal wars, both firm in the belief that they were at God's work. The Crusades tells the story of this epic struggle from the perspective of both Christians and Muslims, reconstructing the experiences and attitudes of those on either side of the conflict. Mixing pulsing narrative and piercing insight, it exposes the full horror, passion and barbaric grandeur of the crusading era. ‘A dramatic and powerful look at both sides of the story . . .’ Sunday Times 'A compelling narrative . . . A masterful conclusion' Observer

The Crusades

The Crusades Book
Author : Thomas Asbridge
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2010-03-30
ISBN : 9780061981364
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 Through Arab Eyes

The Crusades Through Arab Eyes Book
Author : Amin Maalouf
Publisher : Saqi Essentials
Release : 1984
ISBN : 9780805208986
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Retraces two critical centuries of Middle Eastern history, presents an intriguing chronicle of the Crusades, and offers insights into the forces that shape Arab and Islamic consciousness today

The Crusades

The Crusades Book
Author : Martin Erbstösser
Publisher : Universe Pub
Release : 1979
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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