Nomads and Crusaders: A.d. 1000-1368

Paperback | October 22, 1988

byArchibald R. Lewis

not yet rated|write a review

"[A] fine, arresting book with a clear and novel thesis and a firm grasp of geography. Good stuff, in short... strongly recommended." -William H. McNeill

"The reader will find here useful information and much food for thought; a book of such a broad scope is rare and has much to recommend it." -Speculum

"... encyclopedic... there is no book quite like this one." -Choice

"... a colorful canvas depicting the torrential movements of Eurasian warriors and merchants on ship-boards and horseback between Atlantic, Mediterranean and Pacific coasts, between streams of accumulated goods and tensions, religious fervor and insatiable greed... "-Ural-Altaic Yearbook

"A healthy antidote to the parochialism that characterizes so much of the run-of-the-mill output of medieval history... " -American Historical Review

Emphasizing geographical, maritime, institutional, and economic factors, Lewis presents a wide-ranging story of the complex rise and fall of civilizations and explores new conceptual frontiers in the study of world history.

Pricing and Purchase Info

$34.46

In stock online
Ships free on orders over $25

From the Publisher

"[A] fine, arresting book with a clear and novel thesis and a firm grasp of geography. Good stuff, in short... strongly recommended." -William H. McNeill"The reader will find here useful information and much food for thought; a book of such a broad scope is rare and has much to recommend it." -Speculum"... encyclopedic... there is no b...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9.2 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:October 22, 1988Publisher:Indiana University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0253206529

ISBN - 13:9780253206527

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of Nomads and Crusaders: A.d. 1000-1368

Reviews

Extra Content

Table of Contents

Introduction

Part One
The Matrix of Old World Civilizations

I. East Asia and Greater India
II. The World of Islamic Civilization
III. Byzantine-Russian Civilization
IV. The Civilization of Western Europe

Part Two
Nomadic and Western European Expansion

V. The Assault of Western European and Nomadic Peoples, A.D. 1000-1100
VI. The Balance Restored: Byzantium, Islam, Western Europe, China, and India, 1100-1195
VII. Western European and Mongol Aggression, 1195-1270
VIII. Western European and Mongol World Domination, 1270-1368
IX. Epilogue, 1368-1500

Bibliography
Index