Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)
Published: October 28, 2013
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1472401425
ISBN - 13: 9781472401427
From the Publisher
This volume is the first comprehensive English translation, with a substantial introduction and notes, of the writings of Caffaro of Genoa, as well as related texts and documents on Genoa and the crusades. The majority of early crusading historiography is from a northern European and clerical perspective and Caffaros voice offers an exciting departure with his more secular and Mediterranean tone. This book adds to our understanding of the reception of crusading ideas in the Mediterranean and, given Genoas prominence in the commercial world, illuminates the complex and controversial relationship between holy war and financial gain.