The Crusades 1095-1197

The Crusades 1095-1197

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The idea of the crusade remains a potent one.In this compelling account, Jonathan Philips moves away from modern constructs and possible misconceptions of the crusades, to explore the origins and development of the idea in its historical context.Through a mixture of narrative and thematic chapters, the book provides both an outline of key events and issues in the history of the crusades to the Holy Land, and an insight into new areas of research.Supporting documents include letters, charters, poetry, songsa and art. Aimed at 1st and 2nd year history students, thi s new textbook will bring an intriguing subject vividly to life.
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  • Hardback | 248 pages
  • 155.96 x 233.93mm
  • English
  • 113883534X
  • 9781138835344

About Lecturer in Medieval History Jonathan Phillips

Jonathan Phillips is a Senior Lecturer in Medieval History at Royal Holloway, University of London. He is the author of "Relations between the Latin East and the West, 1119-1187 "(OUP, 1996) and editor of "The First Crusade and the Second Crusade" (MUP, 1997, 2001).
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Table of contents

List of Illustrations. Maps. 1. Introduction 2. The First Crusade 3. The Early Decades of the Latin East c.1097-c.1152:  Establishment and Consolidation 4. The Challenges of a New Land: Frankish Rule and Settlement 5. The Military Orders 6. The Second Crusade 7. Warfare, Strategy and Castles in the Levant8. The Aftermath of the Second Crusade - Recovery and Expansion 9. The Frankish Rulers of the Latin East: Power and Succession, c.1100-1174 10. Religios Life and Pilgrimage in the Levant 11. The Reign of Leper-King, Baldwin IV; The Rise of Saladin and the Battle of Hattin 12. The Third Crusade and Beyond. Conclusion. Documents. Chronology. Genealogy of the Rulers of Jerusalem. Who's Who. Bibliography. Index
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