Palgrave Advances in the Crusades

Palgrave Advances in the Crusades

by H. Nicholson
     
 
Palgrave Advances offers a series of innovative books which orientate graduate and upper-level students within the current state of a field of study. Providing introductions to and overviews of the key debates, each text brings together leading international scholars who survey, question and push the boundaries of the discipline. The Palgrave Advances in History

Overview

Palgrave Advances offers a series of innovative books which orientate graduate and upper-level students within the current state of a field of study. Providing introductions to and overviews of the key debates, each text brings together leading international scholars who survey, question and push the boundaries of the discipline. The Palgrave Advances in History provide an interpretative analysis of the historiography of a subject, overviewing how certain concerns or approaches have been applied to a period or theme. Foregrounding new research, these books seek to map the future direction of the field.

The Crusades were a startling and spectacular pheomenon which exerted a powerful influence on European development over a period of many centuries. Much recent writing has been devoted to explaining how the crusades began and what they achieved. Aimed both at postgraduates and at professional academics, this volume is intended as an introductory guide and analysis of how different aspects of crusading studies have developed. Rather than giving an account of events, each chapter offers an interpretative and historiographical study. The contributors include older scholars with a well-established reputation within and outside the field of crusading studies and younger scholars whose work has already made an impact within the field, working in France, Germany, Greece, the UK and the USA. Their various approaches to the debates they discuss present readers who are approaching the subject for the first time with an overview of the wide spectrum of views held by scholars in this area.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

'An original and thought-provoking series of essays by top-flight scholars. The collection sets out many essential themes of crusading history in a refreshing and accessible fashion'. - Jonathan P. Phillips, Royal Holloway, University of London

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403912367
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
04/12/2005
Series:
Palgrave Advances Series
Edition description:
2005
Pages:
308
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

Meet the Author

NORA BEREND Lecturer, University of Cambridge, UK
SVEN EKDAHL Research Professor of Medieval History, Polish-Scandinavian Research Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark
JEAN FLORI Former Director of Researcher, CNRS, Institut Universitaire de la Recherche scientifique de Rabat, Morocco
JOHN FRANCE Professor in History, University of Wales, Swansea, UK
MARIA GEORGOPOULOU Director, Gennadeios Library, American School of Classical Studies, Athens, Greece
DEBORAH GERISH Assistant Professor in History, Emporia State University,
Kansas, USA
MARGARET JUBB Senior Lecturer in French, University of Aberdeen, UK
JAMES MULDOON Emeritus Professor of History, Rutgers University, USA
ALAN V. MURRAY Lecturer in Medieval Studies, University of Leeds, UK
JEAN RICHARD Emeritus Professor, University of Dijon, France
ELENI SAKELLARIOU Lecturer in European Medieval History, Department of History and Archaeology, University of Ioannina, Greece

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