What Were the Crusades? / Edition 3

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Riley-Smith's acclaimed book is now regarded as a classic short study. The updated fourth edition of this essential introduction features a new Preface which surveys and reviews developments in crusading scholarship, a new map, material on a child crusader, and a short discussion of the current effects of aggressive Pan-Islamism.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780898709544
  • Publisher: Ignatius Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/2002
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author


JONATHAN RILEY-SMITH is Dixie Professor Emeritus of Ecclesiastical History at the University of Cambridge, UK, and a Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, UK.
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Table of Contents

Preface
Preface to Second Edition
Preface to Third Edition
1 What Were the Crusades? 1
2 A Just Cause 9
A Just Cause for War 9
Crusades to the Near East 12
Crusades in Spain 16
Crusades in North-eastern Europe 17
Crusades against Schismatics and Heretics 18
Crusades against Secular Powers in the West 21
A Cause for a Crusade 23
3 Legitimate Authority 27
Papal Authorization 27
Peace in Christendom 35
Preaching 37
Finance 43
Strategy 48
Control 50
4 Who Were the Crusaders? 53
The Vow 53
Penitents 55
The Indulgence 59
Martyrs 64
Privileges 66
Who Were the Crusaders? 69
Some Crusaders, Real and Imaginary 74
The Montlhery Clan 74
Hugh of Chaumont-sur-Loire, Lord of Amboise 75
Leopold VI, Duke of Austria 77
Geoffrey of Sergines 77
Chaucer's knight 80
The Military Orders 82
5 When Were the Crusades? 87
Chronology 91
Select Bibliography of Secondary Works 101
Index 109
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