The Later Crusades, 1274-1580: From Lyons to Alcazar / Edition 1

The Later Crusades, 1274-1580: From Lyons to Alcazar / Edition 1

by Norman Housley
     
 

The expulsion of the Christians from the Holy Land in 1291 was far from being the end of the crusading movement. Crusades continued for three centuries over a vast area stretching from Morocco to Russia and played an important role in the politics and society of late medieval Europe. The first study to focus in depth on the later crusades, this book explores with

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The expulsion of the Christians from the Holy Land in 1291 was far from being the end of the crusading movement. Crusades continued for three centuries over a vast area stretching from Morocco to Russia and played an important role in the politics and society of late medieval Europe. The first study to focus in depth on the later crusades, this book explores with clarity and insight developments in all the areas touched by crusading activity. Housley examines the evolution of the international military orders and the Christian "frontier states" associated with crusading, focusing especially on Greece and Cyprus. Illuminating the massive range and energy of the crusading movement in the late middle ages, he reveals the formidable problems which, as the period progressed, increasingly doomed crusades to failure, and shows how practical crusading was in a condition of decay before the Reformation destroyed the religious framework in which it had once flourished.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198221364
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
06/11/1992
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
552
Sales rank:
1,124,339
Product dimensions:
9.25(w) x 6.25(h) x 1.26(d)
Lexile:
1490L (what's this?)

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Table of Contents

List of Maps
Introduction1
1The Loss of the Holy Land, 1274-13707
2Greeks, Turks, and Latins: The Crusade in Romania, 1274-139649
3The Ottoman Threat, 1396-150280
4The Anti-Turkish Crusade and European Politics, 1502-1580118
5Latin Rule in Greece and the Aegean, 1274-1580151
6The Kingdoms of Cilician Armenia and Cyprus, 1274-1573178
7The Templars and the Hospitallers, 1274-1565: Disaster and Adaptation204
8The Enemy Within: Crusading against Christians234
9The Iberian Peninsula: The Rewards and Problems of Conquest, 1274-1415267
10The End of the Reconquista: Granada and Beyond, 1415-1580291
11The Crusade in North-Eastern Europe, 1274-1382322
12The End of the Baltic Crusade, 1382-1562351
13Catholic Society and the Crusade, 1274-1580376
14Government and the Crusade, 1274-1580421
Appendix: Lists of Rulers457
Further Reading462
Index501

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