The First Crusade: A Brief History with Documents

The First Crusade: A Brief History with Documents

by Jay Carter Rubenstein
     
 

This volume reveals the ways in which the First Crusade changed the direction of warfare, religion, and perhaps history itself. By highlighting the theme of prophecy, the volume deepens students' understanding of the crusading ethos. The introduction situates the First Crusade in context, from Constantine to the event's twelfth-century chroniclers. The documents

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This volume reveals the ways in which the First Crusade changed the direction of warfare, religion, and perhaps history itself. By highlighting the theme of prophecy, the volume deepens students' understanding of the crusading ethos. The introduction situates the First Crusade in context, from Constantine to the event's twelfth-century chroniclers. The documents provide and often juxtapose a variety of Christian, Muslim, and Jewish viewpoints, offering insight into the religious, political, and personal motivations of those involved and illuminating the Crusade's extensive impact and legacy. 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781457629105
Publisher:
Bedford/St. Martin's
Publication date:
12/26/2014
Series:
Bedford Cultural Editions Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
839,034
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.38(d)

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