The Second Crusade: Extending the Frontiers of Christendom

The Second Crusade: Extending the Frontiers of Christendom

by Jonathan Phillips
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300164750

ISBN-13: 9780300164756

Pub. Date: 04/20/2010

Publisher: Yale University Press

The Second Crusade (1145-1149) was an extraordinarily bold attempt to overcome unbelievers on no less than three fronts. Crusader armies set out to defeat Muslims in the Holy Land and in Iberia as well as pagans in northeastern Europe. But, to the shock and dismay of a society raised on the triumphant legacy of the First Crusade, only in Iberia did they achieve any

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The Second Crusade (1145-1149) was an extraordinarily bold attempt to overcome unbelievers on no less than three fronts. Crusader armies set out to defeat Muslims in the Holy Land and in Iberia as well as pagans in northeastern Europe. But, to the shock and dismay of a society raised on the triumphant legacy of the First Crusade, only in Iberia did they achieve any success. This book, the first in 140 years devoted to the Second Crusade, fills a major gap in our understanding of the Crusades and their importance in medieval European history.

Historian Jonathan Phillips draws on the latest developments in Crusade studies to cast new light on the origins, planning, and execution of the Second Crusade, some of its more radical intentions, and its unprecedented ambition. With original insights into the legacy of the First Crusade and the roles of Pope Eugenius III and King Conrad III of Germany, Phillips offers the definitive work on this neglected Crusade that, despite its failed objectives, exerted a profound impact across Europe and the eastern Mediterranean.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300164756
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
04/20/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
785,893
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements ix

Abbreviations xi

List of Maps xv

List of Illustrations xvi

Prologue: The Fall of Edessa, December 1144 xvii

Introduction xxiii

Chapter 1 Ongoing Contact between the Latin East and the West and the Development of Crusading, 1099–1145 1

Chapter 2 The Legacy of the First Crusade in Writing, Reputations and Architecture 17

Chapter 3 Quantum praedecessores: The Crusade Appeal of Pope Eugenius III – Context and Content 37

Chapter 4 The Launch of the Second Crusade: Bourges, Vézelay and the Preaching Message of Bernard of Clairvaux 61

Chapter 5 Bernard's Preaching Tour to Flanders and Germany: the Attacks on the Jews and the Recruitment of King Conrad III 80

Chapter 6 People, Practicalities and Motivation 99

Chapter 7 The Final Preparations of Louis and Conrad: Diplomacy, Regency and Ceremonial 115

Chapter 8 The Conquest of Lisbon 136

Chapter 9 Conrad's March to Constantinople and into Asia Minor 168

Chapter 10 The March of Louis VII to Constantinople and into Asia Minor 185

Chapter 11 The Crusade at Antioch and the Siege of Damascus 207

Chapter 12 The Wendish Crusade 228

Chapter 13 Crusading in Iberia: Almería, Jaen, Tortosa and Lérida 244

Chapter 14 The Aftermath of the Second Crusade in the Holy Land and the West 269

Appendix 1 Translation of Quantum praedecessores 280

Appendix 2 Translation of Chevalier, mult estes guariz 283

Notes 285

Bibliography 330

Index 349

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