The Crusades: A History / Edition 2

The Crusades: A History / Edition 2

by Jonathan Riley-Smith
     
 


Jonathan Riley-Smith here provides a comprehensive history of the Crusades: an account of the theology of violence behind the Crusades, the major Crusades, the experience of crusading, and the crusaders themselves. With a wealth of fascinating detail, Riley-Smith brings to life these stirring expeditions to the Holy Land and the politics and personalities… See more details below

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Jonathan Riley-Smith here provides a comprehensive history of the Crusades: an account of the theology of violence behind the Crusades, the major Crusades, the experience of crusading, and the crusaders themselves. With a wealth of fascinating detail, Riley-Smith brings to life these stirring expeditions to the Holy Land and the politics and personalities behind them. His book will be the standard and authoritative account of the Crusades for years to come. This new edition includes revisions throughout as well as a new Preface and Afterword in which Jonathan Riley-Smith surveys recent developments in the field and examines responses to the Crusades in different periods, from the Romantics to the Islamic world today.


From reviews of the first edition:

“Everything is here: the crusades to the Holy Land, and against the Albigensians, the Moors, the pagans in Eastern Europe, the Turks, and the enemies of the popes. Riley-Smith writes a beautiful, lucid prose, . . . [and his book] is packed with facts and action.”—Choice

“A concise, clearly written synthesis . . . by one of the leading historians of the crusading movement. ”—Robert S. Gottfried, Historian

“A lively and flowing narrative [with] an enormous cast of characters that is not a mere catalog but a history. . . . A remarkable achievement.”—Thomas E. Morrissey, Church History

“Superb.”—Reuven S. Avi-Yonah, Speculum

“A first-rate one-volume survey of the Crusading movement from 1074 . . . to 1798.”—Southwest Catholic

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300101287
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
06/11/2005
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
271,693
Product dimensions:
5.03(w) x 7.76(h) x 1.04(d)

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Table of Contents

1The birth of the crusading movement : the preaching of the First Crusade1
2The course of the First Crusade26
3The holy places and the patriarchates of Jerusalem and Antioch50
4Settlement, government and defence of the Latin East, 1097-118782
5Crusading in adolescence, 1102-1187112
6Crusading comes of age, 1187-1229137
7Crusading in maturity, 1229-c. 1291183
8The Latin East, 1192-c. 1291215
9The variety of crusading, c. 1291-1523245
10The old age and death of the crusading movement, 1523-1798282

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