The Oxford History Of The Crusades

Paperback | March 1, 2002

EditorJonathan Riley-smith

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Written by a team of leading scholars, this fascinating book presents an authoritative and comprehensive history of the Crusades, from the preaching of the First Crusade in 1095 to the legacy of crusading ideas and imagery today. Reflecting the recentdevelopments in crusade historiography, it covers crusading in many different theatres of war. The concepts of apologists, propagandists, song-writers, and poets, and the perceptions and motives of the crusaders themselves are described, as are the emotional and intellectual reactions of the Muslimsto Christian holy war. The institutional developments - legal, financial, and structural - which were necessary to the movement's survival - are analysed. Several chapters are devoted to the western settlements established in the eastern Mediterranean region in the wake of the crusades, to theremarkable art and architecture associated with them, and to the military orders. The subject of the later crusades, including the history of the military orders from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries, is given the attention it deserves. And the first steps are taken on to a field that is asyet hardly explored - the survival of the ideas and images of crusading into the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

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Written by a team of leading scholars, this fascinating book presents an authoritative and comprehensive history of the Crusades, from the preaching of the First Crusade in 1095 to the legacy of crusading ideas and imagery today. Reflecting the recentdevelopments in crusade historiography, it cov...

Professor Jonathan Riley-Smith is Dixie Professor of Ecclesiastical History at Cambridge University and has been a Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, since 1994. He has published widely on medieval history and the Crusades and his books include What were the Crusades? (1977), The Crusades: idea and reality (1981), The First Crusa...

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Format:PaperbackPublished:March 1, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0192803123

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List of PlatesList of Maps1. Jonathan Riley-Smith: The Crusading Movement and Historians2. Marcus Bull: Origins3. Simon Lloyd: The Crusading Movement, 1096-12744. Jonathan Riley-Smith: The State of Mind of Crusaders to the East, 1095-13005. Michael Routledge: Songs6. Jonathan Phillips: The Latin East, 1098-12917. Jaroslav Folda: Art in the Latin East, 1098-15718. Denys Pringle: Architecture in the Latin East, 1098-15719. Alan Forey: The Military Orders, 1120-131210. Robert Irwin: Islam and the Crusades, 1096-169911. Norman Housley: The Crusading Movement, 1274-170012. Peter Edbury: The Latin East, 1291-166913. Anthony Luttrell: The Military Orders, 1312-179814. Elizabeth Siberry: Images of the Crusades in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries15. Jonathan Riley-Smith: Revival and SurvivalChronologyFurther ReadingIndex

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`In a series of finely-crafted and admirably succinct essays the contributors unravel a number of important medieval political and religious themes. This comprehensive approach adds a great deal to the book's interest and presents some of the best insights of modern Crusading scholarship ...excellent'Tablet