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Written by a team of leading scholars, this fascinating book presents an authoritative and comprehensive history of the Crusades from the preaching of the First Crusade in 1095 to the legacy of crusading ideas and imagery today. - ;Written by a team of leading scholars, this fascinating book presents an authoritative and comprehensive history of the Crusades from the preaching of the First Crusade in 1095 to the legacy of crusading ideas and ...
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A History of the Crusades

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Overview

Written by a team of leading scholars, this fascinating book presents an authoritative and comprehensive history of the Crusades from the preaching of the First Crusade in 1095 to the legacy of crusading ideas and imagery today. - ;Written by a team of leading scholars, this fascinating book presents an authoritative and comprehensive history of the Crusades from the preaching of the First Crusade in 1095 to the legacy of crusading ideas and imagery today.

'makes the results of the recent academic study of the Crusades accessible to a wide section of the general public and succeeds in conveying that this is a living and developing subject, which has far from exhausted its potential'
THES

'The great merit of Professor Riley-Smith's book is to follow the story down to the present day'
Church Times

'Detailed exploration of the plots, intrigue and subterfuge surrounding the events and leading protagonists make for fascinating reading'
Universe

'fascinating ... a comprehensive history of the wars'

History Today

'In a series of finely-crafted and admirably succinct essays the contributors unravel a number of important medieval political and religious themes. This comprehensive approach adds a great deal to the book's interest and presents some of the best insights of modern Crusading scholarship ... excellent'

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780191579271
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, UK
  • Publication date: 11/4/1999
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,337,226
  • File size: 19 MB
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Meet the Author

ABOUT THE EDITOR

Jonathan Riley-Smith is Dixie Professor of Ecclesiastical History at the University of Cambridge. One of the world's leading authorities on the Crusades, he is the author of, among other works, The Atlas of the Crusades and The Crusades: A Short History.

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Table of Contents

List of Plates ix
List of Maps xi
1. The Crusading Movement and Historians 1
2. Origins 15
3. The Crusading Movement, 1096-1274 35
4. The State of Mind of Crusaders to the East, 1095-1300 68
5. Songs 90
6. The Latin East, 1098-1291 111
7. Art in the Latin East, 1098-1291 138
8. Architecture in the Latin East, 1098-1571 155
9. The Military Orders, 1120-1312 176
10. Islam and the Crusades, 1096-1699 211
11. The Crusading Movement, 1274-1700 258
12. The Latin East, 1291-1669 291
13. The Military Orders, 1312-1798 323
14. Images of the Crusades in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries 363
15. Revival and Survival 385
Chronology 390
Further Reading 402
Index 427
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