Contesting the Crusades / Edition 1

Contesting the Crusades / Edition 1

by Norman Housley
     
 

In this book Norman Housley, one of the most distinguished historians of the medieval period, provides an authoritative introduction to the crusades.

Drawing on 30 years’ experience, Housley steers readers through the key historical debates. Almost every aspect of the long and complex history of crusading has been the subject of energetic discussion, and

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In this book Norman Housley, one of the most distinguished historians of the medieval period, provides an authoritative introduction to the crusades.

Drawing on 30 years’ experience, Housley steers readers through the key historical debates. Almost every aspect of the long and complex history of crusading has been the subject of energetic discussion, and Housley’s account addresses issues ranging from the definition of ‘crusade’, through the origins and character of the First Crusade, to problems explaining and interpreting the later crusades.

The author also reviews two debates that relate to the entire crusading experience: the intentions and motivations of the crusaders; and what the consequences of crusading were for European society and government in the Middle Ages, and for the relationship between Catholic Christianity and other faiths.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405111881
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/21/2006
Series:
Contesting the Past Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
7.87(w) x 9.84(h) x 0.59(d)

Meet the Author

Norman Housley is Professor of History at the University of Leicester. His previous publications include The Italian Crusades, 12541343 (1982), The Later Crusades: From Lyons to Alcazar 12741580 (1992), and Religious Warfare in Europe, 14001536 (2002).

Table of Contents

1Defining the crusade1
2The origins and character of the first crusade24
3The development of crusading in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries48
4The intentions and motivations of crusaders75
5Crusading outside the Latin East in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries99
6Crusading after 1291122
7Consequences : the effect of the crusades on the development of Europe and interfaith relations144

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