The Crusades

Author: Helen J. Nicholson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313326851

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 196

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The Crusades were fought by "Latin" Christians against Muslims, pagans, and even fellow Christians whom they believed were threatening the existence of their Christian faith.
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The Crusades

Author: Christopher Tyerman

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402768910

Category: History

Page: 212

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Crusading fervor gripped Europe for more than 200 years, creating one of the most extraordinary episodes in world history. But were the Crusades the first steps in European colonialism, an attempt at ethnic cleansing, a manifestation of religious zeal--or all three? Bringing together issues of colonialism, cultural exchange, and economic exploitation, scholar Christopher Tyerman challenges our assumptions about the Crusades and encourages us to re-evaluate the relationship between past and present.
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What Were the Crusades?

Author: Jonathan Riley-Smith

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137013923

Category: History

Page: 136

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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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The Crusades

Islamic Perspectives

Author: Carole Hillenbrand

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415929141

Category: History

Page: 648

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This comprehensive work of cultural history gives us something we have never had: a view of the Crusades as seen through Muslim eyes. With breathtaking command of medieval Muslim sources as well as the vast literature on medieval European and Muslim culture, Carole Hillenbrand has produced a book that shows not only how the Crusades were perceived by the Muslims, but how the Crusades affected the Muslim world - militarily, culturally, and psychologically. As the author demonstrates, that influence continues now, centuries after the events. In The Crusades the reader discovers how the Muslims reacted to the Franks, and how Muslim populations were displaced, the ensuing period of jihad, the careers of Nur al-Din and Saladin, and the interpenetration of Muslim and Christian cultures. Stereotypes of the Franks in Muslim documents offer a fascinating counter to Western views of the infidel of legend. For readers interested in the Middle Ages, military history, the history of religion, and postcolonial studies, The Crusades opens a window onto a conflict we have only viewed from one side. The Crusades is richly illustrated, with eighteen color plates and over five hundred line drawings and black and white photographs.
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Gendering the Crusades

Author: Susan Edgington,Sarah Lambert

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231125994

Category: History

Page: 215

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Visions of the Crusades call up images of knights, soldiers, and priests. However, evidence suggests that many women played an active role in the actions and culture of the Crusades. Gendering the Crusades stands as the first substantial exploration of this comparatively neglected topic. Offering interdisciplinary readings of new and old sources that examine masculinity, gender roles, and historical narratives, these essays show the key roles played by women in the military, politics, and family life. From the Knights Templars' devotion to female saints to Anna Comnena's account of the first Crusade, all of the topics covered in the book look at the way society structures and imagines itself.
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The Crusades

The Authoritative History of the War for the Holy Land

Author: Thomas Asbridge

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061981364

Category: History

Page: 784

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The Crusades is an authoritative, accessible single-volume history of the brutal struggle for the Holy Land in the Middle Ages. Thomas Asbridge—a renowned historian who writes with “maximum vividness” (Joan Acocella, The New Yorker)—covers the years 1095 to 1291 in this big, ambitious, readable account of one of the most fascinating periods in history. From Richard the Lionheart to the mighty Saladin, from the emperors of Byzantium to the Knights Templar, Asbridge’s book is a magnificent epic of Holy War between the Christian and Islamic worlds, full of adventure, intrigue, and sweeping grandeur.
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The Crusades: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Christopher Tyerman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192806556

Category: History

Page: 167

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Crusading fervour gripped Europe for over 200 years, creating one of the most extraordinary, vivid episodes in world history. Whether the Crusades are regarded as the most romantic of Christian expeditions, or the last of the barbarian invasions, they have fascinated generations ever since. Were the Crusaders motivated by spiritual rewards, or by greed? Were they an experiment in European colonialism, or a manifestation of religious love? How were they organized and founded? Christopher Tyerman picks his way through the many debates to present a clear and lively discussion of the Crusades; bringing together issues of colonialism, cultural exchange, economic exploitation, and the relationship between past and present.
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The Crusades

A Reader, Second Edition

Author: S.J. Allen,Emilie Amt

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442606258

Category: History

Page: 464

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Since the publication of the first edition of The Crusades: A Reader, interest in the Crusades has increased dramatically, fueled in part by current global interactions between the Muslim world and Western nations. The second edition features an intriguing new chapter on perceptions of the Crusades in the modern period, from David Hume and William Wordsworth to World War I political cartoons and crusading rhetoric circulating after 9/11. Islamic accounts of the treatment of prisoners have been added, as well as sources detailing the homecoming of those who had ventured to the Holy Land—including a newly translated reading on a woman crusader, Margaret of Beverly. The book contains sixteen images, study questions for each reading, and an index.
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The Crusades

Author: John Child,Martyn John Whittock,Nigel Kelly

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435312831

Category: Crusades

Page: 64

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Focusing on the Crusades, this is one of a history series, modular in structure, which offers teachers the flexibility to design their own scheme of work at Key Stage 3 of the National Curriculum. Each book covers all the core study units and also a wide range of optional units, and aims to be visually stimulating as well as offering activities which develop both skills and understanding. An extensive selection of primary and secondary sources is provided.
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A History of the Crusades

Author: Steven Runciman

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521347723

Category: History

Page: 542

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Analyzes the Crusades from European and Arabic viewpoints
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The Crusades, Christianity, and Islam

Author: Jonathan Riley-Smith

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231146256

Category: HISTORY

Page: 125

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The Crusades were penitential war-pilgrimages fought in the Levant and the eastern Mediterranean, as well as in North Africa, Spain, Portugal, Poland, Hungary, the Balkans, the Baltic region, and Western Europe. Beginning in the eleventh century and ending as late as the eighteenth, these holy wars were waged against Muslims and other enemies of the Church, enlisting generations of laymen and laywomen to fight for the sake of Christendom.Crusading features prominently in today's religio-political hostilities, yet the language and imagery of nineteenth-century European imperialism has deeply distorted the perceptions of these wars. With this book, Jonathan Riley-Smith returns to the actual story of the Crusades, explaining why and where they were fought and how their narratives and symbolism became embedded in popular Catholic thought and devotional life. From this history, Riley-Smith traces the legacy of the Crusades into modern times, specifically, in the attitudes of European imperialists and colonialists and in the beliefs of twentieth-century Muslims. These depictions have profoundly influenced contemporary Western opinion, as well as Muslim attitudes toward their past and present. Whether regarded as a valid expression of Christianity's divine enterprise or condemned as a weapon of empire, crusading has served as a powerful rhetorical tool for centuries. Riley-Smith explains the formation and purpose of crusading imagery, providing crucial insight into the preoccupations of Islamist jihadis and the character of Western discourse on the Middle East.
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The Crusades, C.1071-c.1291

Author: Jean Richard

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521625661

Category: History

Page: 516

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A concise history of the crusades - whose chief goal was the liberation and preservation of the 'holy places' of the middle east - from the first calls to arms in the later twelfth century to the fall of the last crusader strongholds in Syria and Palestine in 1291. This is the ideal introductory textbook for all students of the crusades. Professor Richard considers the consequences of the crusades, such as the establishment of the Latin east, and its organisation into a group of feudal states, as well as crusading contacts with the Muslim world, eastern Christians, Byzantines, and Mongols. Also considered are the organisation of expeditions, the financing of such expeditionary forces, and the organisation of operations and supply. Jean Richard is one of the world's great crusader historians and this work, the distillation of over forty years' research and contemplation, is the only one of its kind in English.
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The A to Z of the Crusades

Author: Corliss Slack

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0810868156

Category: History

Page: 271

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During the late 11th through the early 14th centuries at least seven major expeditions were made between Western Europe and the Holy Land with the goal of ending Muslim control of Jerusalem. Ultimately the crusaders were driven out, but not before a cultural exchange had taken place that had an immense impact on Western Europe and an equally enormous, albeit less positive, impact on Arabs and the Islamic world. Although the crusades occurred many centuries ago, echoes still resound through the current clashes of nations and ideologies, kidnappings for ransom, assassinations, and the declaring of "jihad" - all making the crusades an eminently timely subject. This one-volume overview provides an accessible reference work for scholars, students, and general readers on the period with numerous entries on key persons, places, events, battles and sieges, use of weapons and armor, and the deeper issues of the political and cultural background. Complete with a detailed chronology and a bibliography, this work allows readers to learn how Europe was changed forever by these battles with Islam.
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Story of the Crusades

Author: John Green

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486451658

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Set against a vivid backdrop of ancient lands and mighty fortresses, 30 ready-to-color pictures of the Crusades depict fierce battles, courageous leaders, and the fall of magnificent cities.
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The Oxford History of the Crusades

Author: Jonathan Riley-Smith

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191579270

Category: History

Page: 470

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Written by a team of leading scholars, this fascinating book presents an authoritative and comprehensive history of the Crusades, from the preaching of the First Crusade in 1095 to the legacy of crusading ideas and imagery today. Reflecting the recent developments in crusade historiography, it covers crusading in many different theatres of war. The concepts of apologists, propagandists, song-writers, and poets, and the perceptions and motives of the crusaders themselves are described, as are the emotional and intellectual reactions of the Muslims to Christian holy war. The institutional developments - legal, financial, and structural - which were necessary to the movement's survival - are analysed. Several chapters are devoted to the western settlements established in the eastern Mediterranean region in the wake of the crusades, to the remarkable art and architecture associated with them, and to the military orders. The subject of the later crusades, including the history of the military orders from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries, is given the attention it deserves. And the first steps are taken on to a field that is as yet hardly explored - the survival of the ideas and images of crusading into the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
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The Crusades

Author: Brenda Stalcup

Publisher: Greenhaven Press, Incorporated

ISBN: 9781565109933

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 258

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Essays by experts in the field discuss the political trends and consequences of the period, including social and economic aspects, pivotal leaders, and the long term cultural ramifications.
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The Crusades

The War for the Holy Land

Author: Thomas Asbridge

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1849837708

Category: History

Page: 784

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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.
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The Crusades

Other Experiences, Alternate Perspectives: Selected Proceedings from the 32nd Annual CEMERS Conference

Author: Khalil I. Semaan

Publisher: Global Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781586842512

Category: History

Page: 197

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Examines the effects of the Crusades from a variety of perspectives.
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A History of the Crusades

The Impact of the Crusades on Europe

Author: Kenneth M. Setton,Harry W. Hazard,Norman P. Zacour

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299107444

Category: History

Page: 728

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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.
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The Crusades and the Military Orders

Expanding the Frontiers of Medieval Latin Christianity

Author: Zsolt Hunyadi,J¢zsef Laszlovszky,Central European University. Dept. of Medieval Studies

Publisher: Central European University Press

ISBN: 9789639241428

Category: History

Page: 606

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Proceedings of a conference on a theme, the 34 essays by specialists from 15 countries prevent various facets of the struggles waged for the possession of the Holy Land between the 10th and 13th centuries, and of the activities of the military orders elsewhere in Europe.
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