The Oxford Illustrated History of the Crusades

The Oxford Illustrated History of the Crusades

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Written by a team of leading scholars, this richly illustrated book, with over 200 colour and black and white pictures, 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. This book is intended for students of medieval history from undergraduate level upwards; anyone with an interest in the Crusades, military history, or medieval more

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  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 187.96 x 241.3 x 25.4mm | 1,043.26g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 16pp colour plates, 200 b&w halftones, 6 maps
  • 0192852949
  • 9780192852946

Table of contents

The Crusading Movement and Historians. Origins. The Crusading Movement, 1096-1274. The Minds of Crusaders to the East, 1095-1300. Songs. The Latin East, 1098-1291. Art in the Latin East, 1098-1291. Architecture in the Latin East, 1098-1571. The Military Orders, 1120-1312. Islam and the Crusades, 1096-1699. The Crusading Movement, 1274-1700. The Latin East, 1291-1669. The Military Orders, 1312-1798. Images of the Crusades in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries. Revival and Survival. Chronology. Guide to Further Reading. Indexshow more

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"In 1095 Pope Urban II granted absolutions to whomever would reclaim the Holy Land for Christendom. With that assurance began two centuries of Crusades, and the story, in contemporary chronicles, artwork, and castellated ruins, is well treated in this interpretation of the movement to take up the cross."Booklistshow more

About Jonathan Riley-Smith

About the Editor: Jonathan Riley-Smith is Dixie Professor of Ecclesiastical History at the University of Cambridge and is one of the world's leading authorities on the Crusades. His previous publications include The The Atlas of the Crusades and The Crusades: A Short more

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