The Experience of Crusading

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This collection of seventeen essays by leading researchers is published with a companion volume to celebrate the sixty-fifth birthday of Jonathan Riley-Smith, the leading British historian of the Crusades. The subjects focus on the theory and practice of crusading and the contributions which were made by the military orders.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"It contains something for crusade historian will want to be without it." Paul Crawford, Alma College

"A fitting tribute to an outstanding scholar has been paid. Research libraries should gratify their readers by acquiring these books." The Catholic Historical Review

"This is an important collection of studies that both scholars and students will wish to consult. Completed by two full and suitably affectionate introductory essays on Riley-Smith as scholar and teacher, the volumes provide a worthy celebration of perhaps the most distinguished and prominent of living historians of the crusades in the English-speaking world, and certainly one of the most generous, fertile, and prolific." The International History Review, Christopher Tyerman, Hertford College & New College, Oxford

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521811682
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 7/1/2003
  • Pages: 324
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Marcus Bull is Senior Lecturer in History, University of Bristol.

Norman Housley is Professor of History, University of Leicester.

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Table of Contents

Jonathan Riley-Smith, the crusades and the military orders: an appreciation Norman Housley and Marcus Bull; Part I. The Crusades and Crusading: 1. Views of Muslims and of Jerusalem in miracle stories, c. 1000–c. 1200: reflections on the study of first crusaders' motivations Marcus Bull; 2. A further note on the conquest of Lisbon in 1147 Giles Constable; 3. Costing the crusade: budgeting for crusading activity in the fourteenth century Norman Housley; 4. The crusading motivation of the Italian city republics in the Latin East, c. 1096–1104 Christopher Marshall; 5. Odo of Deuil's De profectione Ludovici VII in orientem as a source for the second crusade Jonathan Phillips; 6. Innocent III and Alexius III: a crusade plan that failed James M. Powell; 7. The Venetian fleet for the fourth crusade and the diversion of the crusade to Constantinople John H. Pryor; Part II. The Catholic Church and the Crusade: 8. The conquest of Jerusalem: Joachim of Fiore and the Jews Anna Sapir Abulafia; 9. Crusades, clerics, and violence: reflections on a canonical theme James A. Brundage; 10. Humbert of Romans and the crusade Penny J. Cole; 11. Christianity and the morality of warfare during the first century of crusading H. E. J. Cowdrey; 12. Holy war and holy men: Erdmann and the lives of the saints John France; 13. The Bible moralisée and the crusades Christoph T. Maier; 14. The hospitallers in twelfth-century Constantinople Anthony Luttrell; 15. Serving king and crusade: the military orders in royal service in Ireland, 1220–1400 Helen Nicholson; Part III. Retrospective: 16. The first crusade in post-war fiction Susan Edgington; 17. Nineteenth-century perspectives of the first crusade Elizabeth Siberry.

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