The New Concise History of the Crusades / Edition 1

The New Concise History of the Crusades / Edition 1

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by Thomas F. Madden
     
 

A third edition of this book is now available.

How have the crusades contributed to Islamist rage and terrorism today? Were the crusades the Christian equivalent of modern jihad? In this sweeping yet crisp history, Thomas F. Madden offers a brilliant and compelling narrative of the crusades and their contemporary relevance. Placing all the major crusades within

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A third edition of this book is now available.

How have the crusades contributed to Islamist rage and terrorism today? Were the crusades the Christian equivalent of modern jihad? In this sweeping yet crisp history, Thomas F. Madden offers a brilliant and compelling narrative of the crusades and their contemporary relevance. Placing all the major crusades within their medieval social, economic, religious, and intellectual environments, Madden explores the uniquely medieval world that led untold thousands to leave their homes, family, and friends to march in Christ's name to distant lands. From Palestine and Europe's farthest reaches, each crusade is recounted in clear, concise narrative. The author gives special attention as well to the crusades' effects on the Islamic world and the Christian Byzantine East.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742538238
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
11/10/2005
Series:
Critical Issues in World and International History Series
Edition description:
Updated Student Edition
Pages:
280
Sales rank:
330,625
Product dimensions:
6.07(w) x 9.07(h) x 0.59(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Call
Chapter 2: The First Crusade
Chapter 3: The Rise of the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem and the Second Crusade
Chapter 4: The Decline of the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem and the Third Crusade
Chapter 5: The Fourth Crusade
Chapter 6: Crusading at Home
Chapter 7: The Fifth Crusade and the Crusade of Frederick II
Chapter 8: The Crusades of St. Louis
Chapter 9: Later Crusades
Chapter 10: The Legacy of the Crusades

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