Crusades: The Illustrated History

Crusades: The Illustrated History

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by Thomas Madden
     
 

An important, richly illustrated account of the struggle between Christianity and Islam in the Near East, and an essential guide to understanding many modern-day conflicts, from the Balkans and Lebanon to Palestine and the War on Terror

". . . the ideal volume for anyone with a desire to know more about the struggle between Christianity and Islam in the Near East

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An important, richly illustrated account of the struggle between Christianity and Islam in the Near East, and an essential guide to understanding many modern-day conflicts, from the Balkans and Lebanon to Palestine and the War on Terror

". . . the ideal volume for anyone with a desire to know more about the struggle between Christianity and Islam in the Near East. . . . Beautifully illustrated, this informative guide to the major Crusades not only clearly defines the conflict and traces the individual campaigns but also places in context the historical roots of the 21st century tensions between Islam and the West."
—-Monterey County Herald

"The book is a model of organization and pertinent illustration, with maps, sidebars, a chronology and an accessible bibliography. Given so fine and comprehensive an introduction, readers are likely to turn to the classic prose narratives, both Christian and Islamic. They will also have a new appreciation of the current Christian-Islamic conflict and its many roots."
—-ForeWord

"[Crusades] is attractively illustrated and has a great number of boxes and sidebars offering a more detailed examination of people and events that are mentioned in the main text. A useful introduction to the subject for students and interested readers alike, [and] a fine addition to both public and academic libraries."
—-Library Journal

* Includes more than 150 photographs, maps, and specially commissioned artworks, all in full color

* With special features on a variety of key topics, from Jerusalem: City of Holy Places to the Glories of the Ottoman Empire

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780472031276
Publisher:
University of Michigan Press
Publication date:
09/12/2005
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
874,691
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction6
1Christendom and the Umma12
Christian Unity and Divergence14
The Rise of Islam18
Pilgrimage22
The Shared Holy Land24
Christian Holy War and Jihad26
The West Awakes: The Eleventh Century28
2The First Crusade: "Impelled by the Love of God"32
Chaos in the East34
The Armies Depart36
The Campaign in Anatolia40
The Sieges of Antioch42
The Road to Jerusalem44
The Fall of the Holy City46
The Growth of the Latin East48
The Diversity of Crusading50
"Warrior Monks": The Military Orders52
The Rise of Islamic Unity54
Crusader Castles56
3The Second Crusade: War Cruel and Unremitting58
Disaster in the East60
The Kingdom Recovers64
European Settlement in the East66
The Race for Egypt68
The Rise of Saladin70
The Horns of Hattin74
"Sweet Victory": Saladin Triumphant76
4The Third Crusade: A Campaign of Europe's Elite78
The Kings Take the Cross80
The Crusade Heads East82
Barbarossa's Crusade84
The Siege of Acre86
Control of the Sea88
Advance to Jerusalem90
Discord and Rivalry94
The End of the Enterprise96
5The Fourth Crusade: A Tragic Misfire98
A New Pope, a New Crusade100
Venice Joins the Crusade102
Broken Promises104
The Conquest of Zara106
An Errand of Mercy108
Relations Sour110
The Sack of Constantinople112
The Founding of the Latin Empire114
The Spoils of War116
6Crusades in Europe: Infidels, Pagans, and Heretics118
The Reconquista120
The Fruits of Three Faiths Thomas F. Madden124
The Wendish Crusade126
Crusades in the Eastern Baltic128
The Albigensian Crusade132
Popular Crusades136
Political Crusades138
The Hussite Crusade140
7The Fifth Crusade to 1291: the Loss of the Holy Land142
The Crusader States144
Council and Crusade146
The Fifth Crusade148
Prophecy152
The Crusade of Frederick II154
Disorder in the Crusader Kingdom156
The First Crusade of Louis IX158
The Mamluk Sultanate160
The End of the Latin Empire162
A Kingdom Without a King164
The Second Crusade of Louis IX166
The Decline of the Latin East168
The Fall of Acre170
8The Last Crusades: the Ottoman Threat172
Crusading Projects and Dreams174
Cyprus: The New Frontline176
The Rise of the Ottomans178
The Maritime League180
The Conquest of the Balkans182
The Crusade of Nicopolis184
Disaster at Varna186
The Fall of Constantinople188
Knights of the Mediterranean190
The Reformation192
The Battle of Lepanto194
The Glories of the Ottomans196
The End of the Crusades198
9The Legacy of the Crusades200
Crusading in the Western Imagination202
Islamic Responses to the West206
A Clash of Civilizations?210
Further Reading212
Chronology214
Index215
Text Acknowledgments222
Picture Credits224

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