The Crusades

The Crusades
Author: Thomas Asbridge
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 784
Release: 2010-03-30
ISBN 10: 0061981362
ISBN 13: 9780061981364
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Crusades Book Review:

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.

The Crusades

The Crusades
Author: Nikolas Jaspert
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2006-09-27
ISBN 10: 1134240414
ISBN 13: 9781134240418
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Crusades Book Review:

This German-to-English translation of a highly successful book is a clear, approachable, student-friendly introduction to the history of the Crusades. With a long chronological span, from the eleventh to the late fifteenth century, and with a wide geographical coverage of the whole of Europe and some of the Middle East, The Crusades is clear, concise and more wide-ranging than most single-volume works. Taking recent scholarship into account, and using boxes, case studies, marginal directions and chronologies, the book is well laid out and easy to follow, providing a comprehensive overview of the crusade movement for students at all university levels.

An Introduction to the Crusades

An Introduction to the Crusades
Author: S.J. Allen
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2017-05-04
ISBN 10: 1442600276
ISBN 13: 9781442600270
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to the Crusades Book Review:

An Introduction to the Crusades, part of the Companions to Medieval Studies series, is an accessible guide to studying the complex history of the Crusades. The book begins by defining the Crusades, giving the political and social context of Byzantium, Western Europe, the Islamic States, and Jewish communities to set the scene for crusading from the eleventh century to the end of the medieval period. It then immerses the reader in the logistics of crusading and the day-to-day life of a crusader, explaining arms and armor, strategy and tactics, and siege warfare. Topics explored in depth include women on crusade, pilgrimage, the Mongols, crusade charters, and the use of crusader rhetoric throughout history. A case study chapter on the negotiations for Jerusalem between Saladin and Richard I provides insight into the process of historical inquiry and methods for engaging with primary sources. The book is pedagogically grounded through the inclusion of questions for reflection, sixteen images, four maps, a detailed chronology, a glossary, a "Who's Who" of the crusading world, and a bibliography.

Arab Historians of the Crusades Routledge Revivals

Arab Historians of the Crusades  Routledge Revivals
Author: Francesco Gabrieli
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 362
Release: 2009-10-15
ISBN 10: 1135176078
ISBN 13: 9781135176075
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Arab Historians of the Crusades Routledge Revivals Book Review:

The recapture of Jerusalem, the siege of acre, the fall of Tripoli, the effect in Baghdad of events in Syria; these and other happenings were faithfully recorded by Arab historians during the two centuries of the Crusades. First published in English in 1969, this book presents 'the other side' of the Holy War, offering the first English translation of contemporary Arab accounts of the fighting between Muslim and Christian. Extracts are drawn from seventeen different authors encompassing a multitude of sources: The general histories of the Muslim world, The chronicles of cities, regions and their dynasties Contemporary biographies and records of famous deeds. Overall, this book gives a sweeping and stimulating view of the Crusades seen through Arab eyes.

Playing the Crusades

Playing the Crusades
Author: Robert Houghton
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2021-03-16
ISBN 10: 1000360288
ISBN 13: 9781000360288
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Playing the Crusades Book Review:

Engaging the Crusades is a series of volumes which offer windows into a newly emerging field of historical study: the memory and legacy of the crusades. Together these volumes examine the reasons behind the enduring resonance of the crusades and present the memory of crusading in the modern period as a productive, exciting, and much needed area of investigation. This volume considers the appearance and use of the crusades in modern games; demonstrating that popular memory of the crusades is intrinsically and mutually linked with the design and play of these games. The essays engage with uses of crusading rhetoric and imagery within a range of genres – including roleplaying, action, strategy, and casual games – and from a variety of theoretical perspectives drawing on gender and race studies, game design and theory, and broader discussions on medievalism. Cumulatively, the authors reveal the complex position of the crusades within digital games, highlight the impact of these games on popular understanding of the crusades, and underline the connection between the portrayal of the crusades in digital games and academic crusade historiography. Playing the Crusades is invaluable for scholars and students interested in the crusades, popular representations of the crusades, historical games, and collective memory.

The Crusades Christianity and Islam

The Crusades  Christianity  and Islam
Author: Jonathan Riley-Smith
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 125
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 0231146256
ISBN 13: 9780231146258
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Crusades Christianity and Islam Book Review:

Claiming that many in the West lack a thorough understanding of crusading, Jonathan Riley-Smith explains why and where the Crusades were fought, identifies their architects, and shows how deeply their language and imagery were embedded in popular Catholic thought and devotional life.

The Book of Contemplation

The Book of Contemplation
Author: Usama ibn Munqidh
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2008-07-03
ISBN 10: 0141919175
ISBN 13: 9780141919171
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book of Contemplation Book Review:

The volume comprises lightly annotated translation of a key medieval Arabic text that bears directly on the Crusades and Crusader society and the Muslim experience of them.

The Age of the Crusades

The Age of the Crusades
Author: P.M. Holt
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2014-01-21
ISBN 10: 1317871510
ISBN 13: 9781317871514
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Age of the Crusades Book Review:

The kaleidoscopic political changes during the years covered by this volume include the rise and fall of the Crusader states, the expansion of the Mongol empire, the rise of the Mamluk sultanate and of its ultimate conquerors, the Ottomans. To all of these Professor Holt is a clear and skilful guide. He principally utilises, and to some extent reinterprets, the medieval Arabic sources, to present a picture which differs in important respects from the conventional western-orientated view.

The Crusades

The Crusades
Author: Carole Hillenbrand
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 648
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9780415929141
ISBN 13: 0415929148
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Crusades Book Review:

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.

Battles of the Crusades 1097 1444

Battles of the Crusades 1097 1444
Author: Kelly DeVries,Iain Dickie,Martin J Dougherty,Christer Jorgensen,Phyllis G. Jestice,Michael F Pavkovic
Publsiher: Battles
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2019-03-07
ISBN 10: 9781782747048
ISBN 13: 1782747044
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Battles of the Crusades 1097 1444 Book Review:

Battles of the Crusades covers examples from every campaign in the religious war between Christianity and Islam--from the well-known encounters in Antioch, Jerusalem, and Harran to the less-famous clash at Montgisard and Saladin's destruction of the Crusader army at Hattin. Each entry includes an introduction, a concise description of the action, and an analysis of the aftermath, while color maps illustrate the movement of forces and development of the fighting.

Finance and the Crusades

Finance and the Crusades
Author: Daniel Edwards
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2021-11-10
ISBN 10: 1000469875
ISBN 13: 9781000469875
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Finance and the Crusades Book Review:

This book investigates the financial aspects of crusading in the thirteenth and early fourteenth centuries. Taking the kingdom of England as a case study, it explores a variety of themes, such as how much crusades cost, how they were financed, how funds were transferred to the East and how crusaders fared financially after their return. Its fundamental argument, in contrast with current historiography, is that it was the "private" fundraising of individuals – not the "public" fundraising of the Crown and the Church – that constituted the life-blood of the crusade movement in the period under consideration. Indeed, it is likely that the crusades were only able to remain central to the religious and political life of England, and indeed western Christendom, because participants, and those in their connection, continued to be willing to sacrifice their own financial wellbeing for the interests of the Holy Land.

A History of the Crusades

A History of the Crusades
Author: Steven Runciman
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 394
Release: 1987-12-03
ISBN 10: 9780521347709
ISBN 13: 052134770X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of the Crusades Book Review:

Analyzes the Crusades from European and Arabic viewpoints

The Crusades and the Near East

The Crusades and the Near East
Author: Conor Kostick
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2010-10-18
ISBN 10: 1136902473
ISBN 13: 9781136902475
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Crusades and the Near East Book Review:

The crusades are often seen as epitomising a period when hostility between Christian West and the Muslim Near East reached an all time high. As this edited volume reveals, however, the era was one which saw both conflict and cohabitation. Tackling such questions as whether medicinal and architectural innovations came to Europe as a direct result of the Crusades, and why and how peace treaties and intermarriages were formed between the different cultures, this distinguished group of contributors reveal how the Holy Wars led on the one hand to a reinforcement of the beliefs and identities of each side, but on the other to a growing level of cultural exchange and interaction. This volume breaks new ground in not only exploring the conflict between the Christian and the Muslim worlds, but also the impact of this conflict on the cultural evolution of European and Near Eastern thought and practices. Utilising the latest scholarship and original studies of the sources, this survey sheds new light on the cultural realities of East-West relations and marks a new departure for studies of the crusades. Contributors include John France, Yehoshua Frenkel, Chris Wright, Natasha Hodgson, A.V. Murray, Sini Kangas, Léan Ní Chléirigh, Susan Edgington, Jürgen Krüger, Yvonne Friedman and Bernard Hamilton.

The Routledge Companion to the Crusades

The Routledge Companion to the Crusades
Author: Peter Lock
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2013-04-15
ISBN 10: 1135131376
ISBN 13: 9781135131371
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Companion to the Crusades Book Review:

A compilation of facts, figures, maps, family trees, summaries of the major crusades and their historiography, the Routledge Companion to the Crusades spans a broad chronological range from the eleventh to the eighteenth century, and gives a chronological framework and context for modern research on the crusading movement. Not just a history of the Crusades, but an overview of the logistical, economic, social and biographical history, this is a core text for students of history and religious studies.

Jerusalem in the Time of the Crusades

Jerusalem in the Time of the Crusades
Author: Adrian J. Boas
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2001-09-06
ISBN 10: 1134582722
ISBN 13: 9781134582723
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jerusalem in the Time of the Crusades Book Review:

Adrian Boas's combined use of historical and archaeological evidence together with first-hand accounts written by visiting pilgrims results in a multi-faceted perspective on Crusader Jerusalem. Generously illustrated, this book will serve both as a scholarly account of this city's archaeology and history, and a useful guide for the interested reader to a city at the centre of international and religious interest and conflict today.

What Were the Crusades

What Were the Crusades
Author: Jonathan Simon Christopher Riley-Smith
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 117
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9781586173609
ISBN 13: 158617360X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Were the Crusades Book Review:

`An indispensable short introduction to a vast subject.'---Thomas Madden. St. Louis University Few attempts had been made to define'the crusade' before this book was first published in 1977. Since then, a number of historians have built on Jonathan Riley-Smith's original conclusion. Now in its fourth edition, this classic starting point for the study of the crusading movement has been updated to take into account the latest developments in the field. Original in its conception, this essential guide is a contribution of major importance to crusading scholarship. In its clear and concise treatment of the issues, it remains an unequalled introduction to the subject for students and general readers alike.

The Crusades in the Modern World

The Crusades in the Modern World
Author: Mike Horswell,Akil N Awan
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2019-06-25
ISBN 10: 1351250469
ISBN 13: 9781351250467
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Crusades in the Modern World Book Review:

Engaging the Crusades is a series of volumes which offer windows into a newly-emerging field of historical study: the memory and legacy of the crusades. Together these volumes examine the reasons behind the enduring resonance of the crusades and present the memory of crusading in the modern period as a productive, exciting and much needed area of investigation. The Crusades in the Modern World evaluates a broad range of contemporary uses of the crusades and crusading to answer key questions about crusading today and how the crusades are understood. Each chapter demonstrates how perceptions of the crusades are deployed in causes and conflicts which mark the present, exploring the ways in which those perceptions are constructed and received. Throughout the book there is a focus on the use of crusading rhetoric and imagery to frame and justify violence, including crusading discourses employed by both Islamic fundamentalists and far-right terrorists, and the related deployment of ‘Reconquista’ rhetoric by populist movements in Europe. The use of the crusades for building national identity is also a recurring theme, while chapters on academic engagement with the crusades and on the ways in which Wikipedia articles on the crusades are created and contested highlight the ongoing production of knowledge about crusading. The Crusades in the Modern World is ideal for scholars of the crusades as well as for military historians and historians of memory.

The Crusades

The Crusades
Author: Andrew Jotischky
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2015-01-29
ISBN 10: 1780745028
ISBN 13: 9781780745022
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Crusades Book Review:

In 1095 Pope Urban II launched the First Crusade to recover Jerusalem from the Seljuq Turks. Tens of thousands of people joined his cause, making it the single largest event of the Middle Ages. The conflict would rage for over 200 years, transforming Christian and Islamic relations forever. Andrew Jotischky takes readers through the key events, focussing on the experience of crusading, from both sides. Featuring textboxes with fascinating details on the key sites, figures and battles, this essential primer asks all the crucial questions: What were the motivations of the crusaders? What was it like to be a crusader or to live in a crusading society? And how do these events, nearly a thousand years ago, still shape the politics of today?

The World of the Crusades

The World of the Crusades
Author: Christopher Tyerman
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 520
Release: 2019-05-23
ISBN 10: 0300217390
ISBN 13: 9780300217391
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World of the Crusades Book Review:

A lively reimagining of how the distant medieval world of war functioned, drawing on the objects used and made by crusaders Throughout the Middle Ages crusading was justified by religious ideology, but the resulting military campaigns were fueled by concrete objectives: land, resources, power, reputation. Crusaders amassed possessions of all sorts, from castles to reliquaries. Campaigns required material funds and equipment, while conquests produced bureaucracies, taxation, economic exploitation, and commercial regulation. Wealth sustained the Crusades while material objects, from weaponry and military technology to carpentry and shipping, conditioned them. This lavishly illustrated volume considers the material trappings of crusading wars and the objects that memorialized them, in architecture, sculpture, jewelry, painting, and manuscripts. Christopher Tyerman’s incorporation of the physical and visual remains of crusading enriches our understanding of how the crusaders themselves articulated their mission, how they viewed their place in the world, and how they related to the cultures they derived from and preyed upon. A note to readers: the grey-shaded pages throughout this volume look at the Crusades in detail, exploring individual themes such as food and drink, medicine, weapons and women’s role in the Crusades. These short essays are interspersed throughout the chapters and the main text will continue after each one. For instance, ‘Taking the Cross’ runs from pages 4 to 7, and the Introduction continues on p. 8.

A Brief History of the Crusades

A Brief History of the Crusades
Author: Geoffrey Hindley
Publsiher: Robinson
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2013-02-07
ISBN 10: 1472107616
ISBN 13: 9781472107619
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Brief History of the Crusades Book Review:

Why did the medieval Church bless William of Normandy's invasion of Christian England in 1066 and authorise cultural genocide in Provence? How could a Christian army sack Christian Constantinople in 1204? Why did thousands of ordinary men and women, led by knights and ladies, kings and queens, embark on campaigns of fanatical conquest in the world of Islam? The word 'Crusade' came later, but the concept of a 'war for the faith' is an ancient one. Geoffrey Hindley instructively unravels the story of the Christian military expeditions that have perturbed European history, troubled Christian consciences and embittered Muslim attitudes towards the West. He offers a lively record of the Crusades, from the Middle East to the pagan Baltic, and fascinating portraits of the major personalities, from Godfrey of Bouillon, the first Latin ruler of Jerusalem, to Etienne, the visionary French peasant boy who inspired the tragic Children's Crusade. Addressing questions rarely considered, Hindley sheds new light on pressing issues surrounding religious division and shows how the Crusades have helped to shape the modern world and relations between Christian and Muslim countries to this day.