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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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.
Tyerman gives a sweeping new vision of one of history's most astounding events: the Crusades. Drawing on all of the most recent scholarship, and told with great verve and authority, "God's War" is the definitive account of a fascinating and horrifying story that continues to haunt our contemporary world.
Mt. Washington, New Hampshire It was truly a “dark and stormy night,” perhaps the darkest and stormiest of my life, for I came to within five key minutes of death... my death... because my rescuers were about to give up! As a physician and pathologist, I had developed a close professional relationship with “death and dying”... but not with my dying... certainly not with my death! During the long night, as I lay waiting for rescue in “whiteout” conditions, with wind gusts to 98 miles per hour, and then waiting for my Death, I had abundant time to think about living, to think about dying. It has been said since ancient times that to know how to live one must first learn how to die. Bernhoff A. Dahl, M.D., author, speaker, consultant, humorist, and veteran mountaineer shares his life - threatening experience in a positive, motivational, and inspirational message focusing on three admonitions: Be prepared to die! Have a plan to live! Do it now! After taking the trip to the mountain with Dr. Dahl, he will lead you through the three admonitions and start you on your own Journey Into the Self. Elaine Pearson Dahl (1949-2010), author, civic leader, offshore sailor, and white water champion not only help create this book, but she lived the three admonitions, right to the end. Included is an adaptation of Dr. Dahl’s international bestselling Optimize Your Life!, for which Mark Victor Hansen, co-author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series noted: “Everyone needs to be strategic. My friend Dr. Bernie, makes it easy to understand and do-instantly!” Dr. Dahl’s story was featured on The Learning Channel’s StormForce series.
Renowned medieval historian Jill N. Claster examines warfare between Christians and Muslims for control of the embattled city of Jerusalem.
This stirring novel by Sir H. Rider Haggard, is set in the climactic months before the opening of the Third Crusade, called the King's Crusade. The Brethren is a classic tale of love and chivalry, unfolding amidst the touching story of two English knights who are in love with the same maiden. The devotion of these men is tested when their beloved is carried away against her will to Palestine and eventually to the court of the famous Muslim leader, Saladin. Their quest to reclaim Rosamund, the kidnapped maiden, thrusts the brethren into a web of intrigue and treachery that remains unbroken until they have endured epic crusader battles and a bloody siege of Jerusalem.
The Young Avengers return in an epic saga by series creators Allan Heinberg and Jim Cheung. When Wiccan's reality-altering powers begin to rival those of the Scarlet Witch, the young hero sets out on a quest to find her that spans the Marvel Universe and pits Wiccan against both the Avengers and the Young Avengers. But will Wiccan's desire to solve the mystery of his parentage be his salvation or his undoing? With three words, the Scarlet Witch changed the world forever...and now with her return, nothing will ever be the same for the Marvel Universe. This self-contained Marvel event reintroduces and redefines the Young Avengers and the Scarlet Witch for the Heroic Age, and is essential reading for any Avengers fan. COLLECTING: UNCANNY X-MEN (1963) 526 (B STORY); AVENGERS: THE CHILDREN'S CRUSADE 1-9; AVENGERS: THE CHILDREN'S CRUSADE - YOUNG AVENGERS 1
Understand Scottish History: Teach Yourself is a comprehensive guide to the exciting story of this nation, from pre-history right through to the present day. With the question of Scottish independence once again on the agenda, this book will allow you to trace the events, both peaceful and bloody, that have brought the country to this point. Tracing events from the pre-history of the land and the coming of the Scots to the rise of the Scottish National Party, it provides an informative and accessible introduction to Scotland's history. Whether it is the Jacobite Rebellion, the advances of the Scottish Enlightenment or its role in WWI and WWII, this is the perfect place to start.