the crusades

Book Title : The A to Z of the Crusades
Author : Corliss Slack
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date : 2009
Pages : 271
ISBN : 9780810868151
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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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.

Book Title : The Crusades
Author : S.J. Allen
Publisher : University of Toronto Press
Release Date : 2014-04-21
Pages : 464
ISBN : 9781442606258
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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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.

Book Title : Logistics of Warfare in the Age of the Crusades
Author : John H. Pryor
Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Release Date : 2006
Pages : 365
ISBN : 0754651975
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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How were the Crusades made possible? This volume is the first to bring together experts from the fields of medieval Western, Byzantine and Middle Eastern studies specifically to address the logistics of Crusading. It deals with questions of manpower, types and means of transportation by land and sea, supplies, financial resources, roads and natural land routes, sea lanes and natural sailing routes. Of particular importance is the attention given to the horses and other animals on which transport of supplies and the movement of armies depended.

Book Title : The Crusades
Author : Christopher Tyerman
Publisher : Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Release Date : 2009-10
Pages : 212
ISBN : 1402768915
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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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.

Book Title : A History of the Crusades
Author : Kenneth Meyer Setton
Publisher : Univ of Wisconsin Press
Release Date : 1969
Pages : 740
ISBN : 0299048349
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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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.

Book Title : The Crusades
Author : Carole Hillenbrand
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release Date : 2000
Pages : 648
ISBN : 0415929148
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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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.

Book Title : A History of the Crusades
Author : Kenneth M. Setton
Publisher : Univ of Wisconsin Press
Release Date : 1985-09
Pages : 624
ISBN : 0299091449
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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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.

Book Title : The Concise History of the Crusades
Author : Thomas F. Madden
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Release Date : 2013-09-19
Pages : 264
ISBN : 9781442215764
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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What is the relationship between the medieval crusades and the problems of the modern Middle East? Were the crusades the Christian equivalent of Muslim jihad? In this sweeping yet crisp history, Thomas F. Madden offers a brilliant and compelling narrative of the crusades and their contemporary relevance. Placing all of the major crusades within their medieval social, economic, religious, and intellectual environments, Madden explores the uniquely medieval world that led untold thousands to leave their homes, families, and friends to march in Christ’s name to distant lands. From Palestine and Europe's farthest reaches, each crusade is recounted in a clear, concise narrative. The author gives special attention as well to the crusades’ effects on the Islamic world and the Christian Byzantine East.

Book Title : The Crusades
Author : Jonathan Howard
Publisher : BookCaps Study Guides
Release Date : 2011
Pages :
ISBN : 9781610428040
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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The Crusades were a series of military campaigns undertaken by Western European countries between the 11th and 16th century. Originally called by the Pope of the Catholic Church, the stated first goal was to take up the cross and restore Christian control over the Holy Land (namely Jerusalem). In total Western Europe engaged in over 10 crusades, though not all were for this original purpose. At first the Crusades were fought to assist the Byzantine Empire, who requested European help in fighting off the expansion of the Muslim Turks. In time, though, the term crusade was used to describe wars against pagans, heretics, and those threatened with excommunication from the Church. Interesting, one set of Crusades actually led to an alliance between Christians and Muslims, and another was called against fellow Catholics. Jonathan Howard looks into the history of the crusades in this short eBook.

Book Title : The Crusades Christianity and Islam
Author : Jonathan Riley-Smith
Publisher : Columbia University Press
Release Date : 2011
Pages : 125
ISBN : 9780231146258
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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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.