Crusading And The Crusader States

Author: Andrew Jotischky
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351983911
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Crusading And The Crusader States from the Author: Andrew Jotischky. Crusading and the Crusader States explores how the idea of holy war emerged from the troubled society of the eleventh century, and why Jerusalem and the Holy Land were so important to Europeans. It follows the progress of the major crusading expeditions, offering insights into initial success and subsequent failure, charts the development of new attitudes towards Islam and its followers, and shows the effects of the Crusades on society and culture in the Near East. Providing analysis and discussion of this vital period of medieval history, Andrew Jotischky discusses key questions such as how crusading evolved in theory and practice, how crusading expeditions were planned and carried out, why they were considered such an essential part of medieval society, and why their popularity endured despite military failures. This new edition takes into account the wealth of rich and varied recent research to show why crusading should be seen as central to the European experience in the Middle Ages. It engages with key historiographical debates of the past decade, including how Crusades were formed, the political culture and social networks of crusading, and the effects of crusading on western religious and aristocratic culture. It now extends into the fifteenth century to discuss the lasting ramifications of the Crusades, and illustrate their legacy into the early modern period. It is essential reading for all students of the Crusades and medieval history.

Byzantium And The Crusader States 1096 1204

Author: Ralph-Johannes Lilie
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
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Byzantium And The Crusader States 1096 1204 from the Author: Ralph-Johannes Lilie. He traces the actions of Byzantium Emperors in the twelfth century as they sought to keep control of the crusading armies within their territories and to maintain their positions with respect to the west, and shows how mutual suspicion and attempts at co-operation ended in downright emnity.

A History Of The Crusades

Author: Kenneth M. Setton
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 9780299068240
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A History Of The Crusades from the Author: Kenneth M. Setton. The six volumes of A History of the Crusades will stand as the definitive history of the Crusades, spanning five centuries, encompassing Jewish, Moslem, and Christian perspectives, and containing a wealth of information and analysis of the history, politics, economics, and culture of the medieval world.

The Crusader States

Author: Malcolm Barber
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300189311
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The Crusader States from the Author: Malcolm Barber. When the armies of the First Crusade wrested Jerusalem from control of the Fatimids of Egypt in 1099, they believed their victory was an evident sign of God's favor. It was, therefore, incumbent upon them to fulfill what they understood to be God's plan: to re-establish Christian control of Syria and Palestine. This book is devoted to the resulting settlements, the crusader states, that developed around the eastern shores of the Mediterranean and survived until Richard the Lionheart's departure in 1192. Focusing on Jerusalem, Antioch, Tripoli, and Edessa, Malcolm Barber vividly reconstructs the crusaders' arduous process of establishing and protecting their settlements, and the simultaneous struggle of vanquished inhabitants to adapt to life alongside their conquerors. Rich with colorful accounts of major military campaigns, the book goes much deeper, exploring in detail the culture of the crusader states--the complex indigenous inheritance, the architecture, the political, legal, and economic institutions, the ecclesiastical framework through which the crusaders perceived the world, the origins of the Knights Templar and the Hospitallers, and more. With the zest of a scholar pursuing a life-long interest, Barber presents a complete narrative and cultural history of the crusader states while setting a new standard for the term "total history."

The Experience Of Crusading

Author: Norman Housley
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521811682
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The Experience Of Crusading from the Author: Norman Housley. A collection of essays focusing on the theory and practice of crusading.

The Crusades Crusading And The Crusader States 1198 1336

Author: Andrew Jotischky
ISBN: 9780415454186
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The Crusades Crusading And The Crusader States 1198 1336 from the Author: Andrew Jotischky. Brings together a selection of the research on crusading. This title features a group of articles which, taken together, develop themes and problematics in crusading history. It includes an introduction to guide readers through the material. It is intended as a research resource for both student and scholar alike.

Arms And Armour Of The Crusading Era 1050 1350

Author: David Nicolle
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Arms And Armour Of The Crusading Era 1050 1350 from the Author: David Nicolle. First volume of an illustrated account detailing the armies, arms, and equipment of western and central European states and their client kingdoms in the Middle East.

The Crusades

Author: Thomas Asbridge
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1849837708
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The Crusades from the Author: Thomas Asbridge. In the eleventh century, a vast Christian army, summoned to holy war by the pope, rampaged through the Muslim world of the eastern Mediterranean, seizing possession of Jerusalem, a city revered by both faiths. Over the two hundred years that followed this First Crusade, Islam and the West fought for dominion of the Holy Land, clashing in a succession of chillingly brutal wars, both firm in the belief that they were at God's work. For the first time, this book tells the story of this epic struggle from the perspective of both Christians and Muslims, reconstructing the experiences and attitudes of those on either side of the conflict. Mixing pulsing narrative and piercing insight, it exposes the full horror, passion and barbaric grandeur of the crusading era. One of the world's foremost authorities on the subject, Thomas Asbridge offers a vivid and penetrating history of the crusades, setting a new standard for modern scholarship. Drawing upon painstaking original research and an intimate knowledge of the Near East, he uncovers what drove Muslims and Christians alike to embrace the ideals of jihad and crusade, revealing how these holy wars reshaped the medieval world and why they continue to echo in human memory to this day.

The Tragedy Of The Templars

Author: Michael Haag
Publisher: Profile Books
ISBN: 1847658547
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The Tragedy Of The Templars from the Author: Michael Haag. In 1187, nearly a century after the victorious First Crusade, Saladin captured Jerusalem. The Templars, headquartered on the Temple Mount, were driven from the city along with the Frankish population.The fall of Jerusalem was a turning point, the start of a narrative of desperate struggle and relentless loss. In little more than a century Acre would be destroyed, the Franks driven from Outremer, and the Templars themselves, reviled and disgraced, would face their final immolation. Michael Haag's new book explores the rise and fall of the Templars against the backdrop of the Crusader ideal and their settlement venture in Outremer. Haag argues that the Crusader States were a rare period when the population of Palestine had something approaching local rule, representing local interests - and the fall of Jerusalem to Saladin was a disaster. He contends that the Templars, as defenders of the Crusader States, were made scapegoats for a Europe whose newfound nationalism caused it to withdraw support for the Crusader venture. Throughout, he charts the Templars' rise and fall in gripping narrative, with their beliefs and actions set in the context of their time.