Competing Voices from the Crusades: Fighting Words

Competing Voices from the Crusades: Fighting Words

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Competing Voices from the Crusades: Fighting Words

Uniquely multi-perspective, the anthology juxtaposes the recorded experiences and views of participants on the opposing sides in the Crusades. Each chapter focuses on an event, such as the Crusader massacre of the inhabitants of Jerusalem in 1099 and the Siege of Damascus in 1148, and is supported by commentary. Including some sources never before translated into English, the collection applies new perspectives to a popular and much-studied topic.

In tone and range, the anthology occupies the middle ground between flimsy popular works lacking source analysis and heavy-duty scholarly works too narrow in scope to appeal to anyone but the specialist. It is perfect for college undergraduates, high school students and readers with a general interest in medieval history. The carefully-chosen contrasting contemporary views of key events, including eyewitness accounts, memoirs and elite views, are laid out in a clear and easy-to-follow format with introductory texts and contextual notes. Together, they provide a unique introduction to the most controversial events of the crusades, allowing readers to formulate their own opinions of them.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781846450112
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date: 08/30/2008
Series: Fighting Words Series
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 15 Years

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1: Introduction and Background to the Crusading Movement

CHAPTER 2: Pope Urban II's Calling of the First Crusade- 1095

CHAPTER 3: Attacks on the Jews During the First Crusade-1096-

CHAPTER 4: Crusader Massacre of the Inhabitants of Jerusalem- 1099

CHAPTER 5: The Siege of Damascus During the Second Crusade- 1148

CHAPTER 6: Criticism of Crusading in the Wake of the Disastrous Second Crusade

CHAPTER 7: The Crusader's Loss at the Battle of Hattin-1187

CHAPTER 8: Saladin's Conquest of Jerusalem-1187

CHAPTER 9: The Sack of Constantinople- 1204

CHAPTER 10: The Troubling Success of an Excommunicate: The Crusade of Frederick II- 1228-1229

CHAPTER 11: The Troubling Failure of a Saint: The Crusade of Louis IX- 1248-1249

CHAPTER 12: The Fall of Acre-1291

CHAPTER 13: Daily Life in the Crusades

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