Readings in Medieval Civilizations and Cultures: The Crusades / Edition 1

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Useful as a reference tool in the undergraduate history classroom, this reader contains a generous selection of readings on the crusades. The 104 documents and excerpts are grouped into themes which include background and origins, the First Crusade, the Crusader states, culture and logistics of crusading, the age of Innocent III, the crusades of the Holy Roman Empire, Spain, and the cross from Crusades into colonization. Study questions are provided for each reading. Both editors teach history at Hood College in Frederick, Maryland. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781551115375
  • Publisher: UTP Higher Education
  • Publication date: 7/14/2003
  • Series: Readings in Medieval Civilizations and Cultures
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 474
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.86 (d)

Table of Contents

I Background and Origins 1
1 The Pilgrimage of Etheria 3
2 Augustine of Hippo on the Just War 7
3 The Quran 10
4 Al-Baladhuri on Early Muslim Conquests 14
5 The Pact of Omar 17
6 Early Indulgences 19
7 Ibnu Hayyan on Warfare in Spain 20
8 The Song of Roland 25
9 Declaration of the Truce of God 28
10 Matthew of Edessa on the Seljuk Conquests 31
11 Gregory VII's Call for Assistance to the Greeks 34
II The First Crusade 37
12 Urban II's Call for a Crusade 39
13 Albert of Aachen on the Peasants' Crusade 47
14 Solomon bar Samson on the Massacres of Jews 54
15 Anna Comnena's Alexiad 57
16 The Deeds of the Franks 61
17 Letter of Stephen of Blois 63
18 Anselm of Ribemont on Events at Antioch 67
19 Ralph of Caen on Divisions among the Crusaders 69
20 Raymond of Aguilers on the Fall of Jerusalem 73
21 Letter of Pope Paschal on the Capture of Jerusalem 78
22 Abu l-Muzaffar al-Abiwardi on the Fall of Jerusalem 79
III The Crusader States 81
23 William of Tyre's History 83
24 Fulcher of Chartres's History 87
25 Venetian Treaty 91
26 Laws of the Kingdom of Jerusalem 93
27 The Travels of Saewulf 99
28 John of Wurzburg's Pilgrim Guide 103
29 The Travels of Ibn Jubayr 108
30 Memoirs of Usamah Ibn Munqidh 112
31 The Itinerary of Benjamin of Tudela 116
32 Burchard of Mount Sion on the People of Palestine 121
IV The Second and Third Crusades 125
33 Ibn al-Qalanisi on Zengi and Nur ad-Din 127
34 Ibn al-Athir on the Fall of Edessa 133
35 Letter of Bernard of Clairvaux 134
36 Odo of Deuil: The Journey of Louis VII to the East 139
37 John Kinnamos: The Deeds of John and Manuel Comnenus 144
38 Analyses of the Second Crusade 145
39 Baha ad-Din's Life of Saladin 148
40 Imad ad-Din on the Battle of Hattin 154
41 Roger of Wendover on the Fall of Jerusalem 159
42 Letters on the Fall of Jerusalem 162
43 Taxation and Regulations for the Third Crusade 167
44 Accounts of the Third Crusade 170
V The Culture and Logistics of Crusading 179
45 Gerald of Wales on Preaching a Crusade 181
46 Privileges and Indulgences 183
47 Personal Arrangements 190
48 Liturgy for Pilgrims and Crusaders 193
49 Bernard of Clairvaux: In Praise of the New Knighthood 197
50 The Rule of the Templars 200
51 Financial Accounts 204
52 Travel Information 208
53 The Saga of Sigurd the Crusader 209
54 Stories of Women Crusaders 211
55 Crusading Songs 213
VI The Age of Innocent III 219
56 Letters of Innocent III 221
57 Accounts of the Fourth Crusade 225
58 Documents on the Sack of Constantinople 234
59 Bernard of Gui's Manual for Inquisitors 241
60 William of Tudela's Song of the Cathar Wars 245
61 Accounts of the Children's Crusade 249
62 Decrees of the Fourth Lateran Council 252
63 Oliver of Paderborn on the Fifth Crusade 256
VII Crusades of the Holy Roman Empire 263
64 Charter to German Settlers 265
65 Poem Describing Cistercian Settlement 267
66 Proclamations of Northern European Crusades 268
67 Helmold's Chronicle of the Slavs 270
68 The Chronicle of Henry of Livonia 272
69 The Rule of the Teutonic Knights 276
70 Nikolaus von Jeroschin on the Prussian Crusades 280
71 Philip of Novara on Frederick II's Crusade 285
72 Frederick II on His Taking of Jerusalem 287
73 Responses to Frederick II's Crusade 291
VIII Conflict and Coexistence in Spain 297
74 Chronicle of the Cid 299
75 Accounts of Arab Learning 303
76 The Conquest of Lisbon 304
77 Alfonso VIII's Report on Las Navas de Tolosa 309
78 Muslim-Christian Treaty 314
79 Moorish Laws 316
80 Christian Laws 318
81 Constitutions of the Order of Merced 326
82 Expulsion of the Jews from Spain 331
83 Abu Abdilla Mohammed on the Expulsion of the Muslims 334
IX Crusades at the Crossroads 341
84 Joinville's Life of St. Louis 343
85 Matthew Paris on the Shepherds' Crusade 348
86 Ibn Al-Athir on the Mongol Invasion 352
87 Ibn 'Abd al-Zahir's Biography of Baybars 355
88 Ludolph von Suchem on the Fall of Acre and Its Aftermath 359
89 Pierre Dubois's The Recovery of the Holy Land 366
90 Humbert of Romans on Criticisms of Crusading 369
91 Ramon Lull's Plan to Convert the Muslims 371
92 Marsilius of Padua's The Defender of Peace 375
93 Order for the Arrest of the Templars 378
94 Papal Bull Suppressing the Templars 380
X From Crusades to Colonization 385
95 John Mandeville on Prester John 387
96 Letters between Pope Innocent IV and Guyuk Khan 390
97 William of Rubruck on the Mongols 393
98 Johann Schiltberger on the Nicopolis Crusade 397
99 Kritovoulos on the Fall of Constantinople 400
100 Gianfrancesco Morosini on the Janissaries 405
101 Christine de Pisan's Song of Joan of Arc 407
102 Pius II's Commentaries 410
103 Erasmus's On the War Against the Turks 413
104 Narratives of Exploration 418
Sources 423
Index of Topics 427
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