Reconfiguring the Fifteenth-Century Crusade

Reconfiguring the Fifteenth-Century Crusade

by Norman Housley (Editor)

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This collection of essays by eight leading scholars is a landmark event in the study of crusading in the late middle ages. It is the outcome of an international network funded by the Leverhulme Trust whose members examined the persistence of crusading activity in the fifteenth century from three viewpoints, goals, agencies and resonances. The crusading fronts considered include the conflict with the Ottoman Turks in the Mediterranean and western Balkans, the Teutonic Order’s activities in the Baltic region, and the Hussite crusades. The authors review criticism of crusading propaganda on behalf of the crusade, the influence on crusading of demands for Church reform, the impact of printing, expanding knowledge of the world beyond the Christian lands, and new sensibilities about the sufferings of non-combatants.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137462800
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 03/22/2017
Edition description: 1st ed. 2017
Pages: 344
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

About the Author

Norman Housley is Professor of History at the University of Leicester, UK and one of the most distinguished historians of crusading theory and practice. In recent years he has focused on crusading in the fifteenth century. His recent publications include Crusading and the Ottoman Threat, 1453−1505 (Oxford University Press, 2012) and The Crusade in the Fifteenth Century: Converging and Competing Cultures (Routledge, 2017).

Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations.- Notes on contributors.- Acknowledgements.- 1. Introduction; Norman Housley.- 2. Towards a global crusade? The Papacy and the non-Latin world in the fifteenth century; Benjamin Weber.- 3. Crusade and reform, 1414–49: allies or rivals?; Norman Housley.- 4. Crusading against Christians in the fifteenth century: doubts and debates; Pavel Soukup.- 5. The military Orders and crusading in the fifteenth century: perception and influence; Jürgen Sarnowsky.- 6. Venice and the Ottoman threat, 1381–1453; Stefan Stantchev.- 7. Bessarion’s Orations against the Turks and crusade propaganda at the Große Christentag of Regensburg (1471); Dan Ioan Mureşan.- 8. Hunyadi’s campaign of 1448 and the second battle of Kosovo polje (17−20 October); Emanuel Anhe.- 9.Reactions to the fall of Constantinople and the concept of human rights; Nancy Bisaha.- 10. Conclusion: the future study of crusading in the fifteenth century; Norman Housley.- Index

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