A Brief History of the Crusades

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.

A Brief History of the Crusades

Author: Geoffrey Hindley

Publisher: Robinson

ISBN: 1472107616

Page: 160

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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.

The Concise History of the Crusades

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.

The Concise History of the Crusades

Author: Thomas F. Madden

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1442215763

Page: 264

View: 391

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.

A History of the Crusades

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 ...

A History of the Crusades

Author: Kenneth Meyer Setton

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299048341

Page: 740

View: 428

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.

A Concise History of the Crusades

This book will provide students with an up-to-date and accessible introduction to both the Crusades and medieval history.

A Concise History of the Crusades

Author: Thomas F. Madden

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated

ISBN:

Page: 249

View: 428

The crusades were a quintessentially medieval phenomenon, which both defined and reflected the unique social forces that characterized Europe in the Middle Ages. In this fascinating book, Thomas F. Madden places the crusades within the medieval social, economic, religious, and intellectual environments that gave birth to the movement and nurtured it for centuries. He also examines the impact of the Crusades on the Islamic societies which were their primary target, as well as discussing their implications for the Christian Byzantine East. This book will provide students with an up-to-date and accessible introduction to both the Crusades and medieval history.

In Distant Lands

Perhaps no other period in history is as misunderstood as the Crusades, and in this fast-paced account, bestselling author Lars Brownworth presents the entire story, from the first clash of Christendom and Islam in the dusty sands of ...

In Distant Lands

Author: Lars Brownworth

Publisher: Crux Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 190997949X

Page: 238

View: 690

In the late fall of 1095 Pope Urban II gave a speech in Clermont, France and set all of Europe into motion. As many as a hundred and fifty thousand people eventually responded to the call, leaving everything they knew behind to undertake what appeared to be a fool’s mission: marching several thousand miles into enemy territory to reconquer Jerusalem for Christendom. Against all odds they succeeded, creating a Christian outpost in the heart of the Islamic world that lasted for the better part of two centuries. Perhaps no other period in history is as misunderstood as the Crusades, and in this fast-paced account, bestselling author Lars Brownworth presents the entire story, from the first clash of Christendom and Islam in the dusty sands of Yarmouk, to the fall of the last crusader state. Along the way he introduces the reader to an exotic world peopled by mighty emperors, doomed Templars, grasping generals, and ambitious peasants. Some of the most famous names of the Middle Ages - Richard the Lionheart, Saladin, Eleanor of Aquitaine, and the legendary Prester John - illuminate this era of splendor, adventure, and faith.

The Crusades

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.

The Crusades

Author: Jonathan Howard

Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides

ISBN: 1610428048

Page:

View: 250

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.

Deus Vult

A new and accessible history of the crusades, covering the nine Middle-Eastern crusades along with the less-well-known European ones

Deus Vult

Author: Jem Duducu

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445640880

Page: 224

View: 381

A new and accessible history of the crusades, covering the nine Middle-Eastern crusades along with the less-well-known European ones

The Oxford History of the Crusades

A comprehensive history of the Crusades from the preaching of the First Crusade in 1095 to the legacy of crusading ideas and imagery today.

The Oxford History of the Crusades

Author: Jonathan Riley-Smith

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN:

Page: 457

View: 196

A comprehensive history of the Crusades from the preaching of the First Crusade in 1095 to the legacy of crusading ideas and imagery today.

A History of the Crusades

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 ...

A History of the Crusades

Author: Kenneth M. Setton

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299091446

Page: 624

View: 870

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 Crusades

Provides an overview of the crusades from the eleventh to eighteenth century, discusses the motivations of crusaders, and looks at the political aspects of the crusades

The Crusades

Author: Jonathan Simon Christopher Riley-Smith

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780300047004

Page: 302

View: 848

Provides an overview of the crusades from the eleventh to eighteenth century, discusses the motivations of crusaders, and looks at the political aspects of the crusades

The Crusades

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.

The Crusades

Author: Christopher Tyerman

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402768910

Page: 212

View: 775

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.

God s War

Not many historians could have done it' - Jonathan Sumption, Spectator 'Tyerman's book is fascinating not just for what it has to tell us about the Crusades, but for the mirror it holds up to today's religious extremism' - Tom Holland, ...

God s War

Author: Christopher Tyerman

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141904313

Page: 1040

View: 790

'Wonderfully written and characteristically brilliant' Peter Frankopan, author of The Silk Roads 'Elegant, readable ... an impressive synthesis ... Not many historians could have done it' - Jonathan Sumption, Spectator 'Tyerman's book is fascinating not just for what it has to tell us about the Crusades, but for the mirror it holds up to today's religious extremism' - Tom Holland, Spectator Thousands left their homelands in the Middle Ages to fight wars abroad. But how did the Crusades actually happen? From recruitment propaganda to raising money, ships to siege engines, medicine to the power of prayer, this vivid, surprising history shows holy war - and medieval society - in a new light.

The Oxford Illustrated History of the Crusades

A comprehensive history of the Crusades ranges from the eleventh century to modern times, and includes commentary on the art and architecture associated with the Crusades and insights into the history of the knightly orders.

The Oxford Illustrated History of the Crusades

Author: Jonathan Riley-Smith

Publisher: Oxford Illustrated Histories

ISBN: 9780192854285

Page: 436

View: 800

A comprehensive history of the Crusades ranges from the eleventh century to modern times, and includes commentary on the art and architecture associated with the Crusades and insights into the history of the knightly orders.

A Brief History of France

Mill's History of the Crusades.- Michaud's Crusades.- Mackay's Popular
Delusions , art . The Crusades . - Addison's Hist . of the Knight Templars . —
Tasso's Jerusalem Delivered ( poetry ) .- Chronicles of the Crusades ( Bohn's
Library ) .

A Brief History of France

Author: Joel Dorman Steele

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 299

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The Crusades

The Crusades

Author: Geoffrey Hindley

Publisher: Running PressBook Pub

ISBN: 9780786713448

Page: 300

View: 477

Chronicles the long, bloody history of the Crusades and demonstrates how this three-hundred-year-long struggle to control the Middle East changed Europe, and the world, forever.

The Crusaders in the East

This book provides a history of the political relations between the states founded by Crusaders and the Islamic states with which they waged war.

The Crusaders in the East

Author: W. B. Stevenson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110766909X

Page: 402

View: 706

This book provides a history of the political relations between the states founded by Crusaders and the Islamic states with which they waged war.