The Oxford Illustrated History of the Crusades
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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 188 x 242 x 26mm | 1,061.4g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 24 pp colour plates, numerous black and white illustrations
  • 0192854283
  • 9780192854285
  • 216,203

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makes the results of the recent academic study of the Crusades accessible to a wide section of the general public and succeeds in conveying that this is a living and developing subject, which has far from exhausted its potential. * THES * this volume is a valuable overview of the subject ... this book is not aimed primarily at the historian of war. However, it contains much of value for anyone interested in the organisation and practice of warfare in the medieval period. * Matthew Bennett, War in History, 2000 7 (3). *show more

About Professor Jonathan Riley-Smith

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 Crusade and the Idea of Crusading (1986), and The Atlas of the Crusades (1991). He was President of the Society for the Study of the Crusades and the Latin East from 1990 to 1995.show more

Table of contents

List of Colour Plates ; List of Maps ; 1. The Crusading Movement and Historians ; 2. Origins ; 3. The Crusading Movement, 1096-1274 ; 4. The State of Mind of Crusaders to the East, 1095-1300 ; 5. Songs ; 6. The Latin East, 1098-1291 ; 7. Art in the Latin East, 1098-1291 ; 8. Architecture in the Latin East, 1098-1571 ; 9. The Military Orders, 1120-1312 ; 10. Islam and the Crusades, 1096-1699 ; 11. The Crusading Movement, 1274-1699 ; 12. The Latin East, 1291-1669 ; 13. The Military Orders, 1312-1798 ; 14. Images of the Crusades in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries ; 15. Revival and Survival ; Chronology ; Further Reading ; Indexshow more

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