First Crusade and the Idea of Crusading

First Crusade and the Idea of Crusading

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by Jonathan Riley Smith
     
 

"Riley-Smith marshals his case lucidly."--Times Literary Supplement

"Riley-Smith's analysis of the formation of Crusading ideology offers a provocative new interpretation. . . . [His] scholarship is impeccable, and he supports his contentions with

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"Riley-Smith marshals his case lucidly."--Times Literary Supplement

"Riley-Smith's analysis of the formation of Crusading ideology offers a provocative new interpretation. . . . [His] scholarship is impeccable, and he supports his contentions with

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ISBN-13:
9780812280265
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Press
Publication date:
01/01/1986
Series:
Middle Ages Series
Pages:
229

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First Crusade and the Idea of Crusading 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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As a student of history, not focused on the period, I found this book a hard and annoying read. Riley-Smith focuses too much on proving his arguments through repetative evidence, and only through a close examination and arduous reading of the title from front to end does one gain a good understanding of what Riley-Smith wanted to convey. The art of story-telling does not live in this one...