The Crusades to the Holy Land: The Essential Reference Guide

The Crusades to the Holy Land: The Essential Reference Guide

by Alan V. Murray

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The Crusades to the Holy Land: The Essential Reference Guide by Alan V. Murray

Based on the latest scholarship by experts in the field, this work provides an accessible guide to the Crusades fought for the liberation and defense of the Holy Land—one of the most enduring and consequential conflicts of the medieval world.


• Presents concise, accessible articles written by more than 40 leading experts in the field that explain key concepts and describe important institutions of the Crusades

• Covers all main Crusades as well as the distinct countries and various personalities involved

• Includes maps that make clear the course of Crusades and main areas of campaigning in the Eastern Mediterranean region

• Documents the Christian principalities established in the course of the Crusades and the Muslim states that opposed them

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781610697798
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/30/2015
Pages: 330
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Alan V. Murray, MA, PhD, FRHistS, is senior lecturer in medieval studies at the University of Leeds, United Kingdom.

Table of Contents

List of Entries vii

List of Primary Source Documents ix

Preface xi

Overview Essay xiii

Causes Essay xix

Consequences Essay xxv

A-Z Entries 1

Primary Source Documents 263

Appendix: Historical Dilemmas in the Crusades to the Holy Land 287

Chronology 305

Bibliography 311

Editor and Contributors List 315

About the Editor 319

Index 321

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