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The concise history of the Crusades

Autore: Thomas F Madden
Editore: Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2013]
Serie: Critical issues in world and international history.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : English : Third student editionVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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Overview: 'God wills it!' With that cry of medieval knights a new era in European history began. Across Europe a wave of pious enthusiasm led many thousands to leave their homes, family, and friends to march to a distant land in a great struggle for Christ. Yet the crusades were more than simply a holy war. They represent a synthesis of attitudes and values that were uniquely medieval-so medieval, in fact, that the  Per saperne di più…
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Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Thomas F Madden
ISBN: 9781442215740 1442215747 9781442215757 1442215755
Numero OCLC: 829446145
Descrizione: x, 243 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contenuti: List of maps --
Preface --
Call --
First Crusade --
Rise of the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem and the Second Crusade --
Decline of the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem and the Third Crusade --
Fourth Crusade --
Crusading at home --
Fifth Crusade and the Crusade of Frederick II --
Crusades of St Louis --
Later Crusades --
Legacy of the Crusades --
Conclusion --
Glossary --
Select bibliography --
Sources in translation --
Index --
About the author.
Titolo della serie: Critical issues in world and international history.
Responsabilità: Thomas F. Madden.

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Overview: 'God wills it!' With that cry of medieval knights a new era in European history began. Across Europe a wave of pious enthusiasm led many thousands to leave their homes, family, and friends to march to a distant land in a great struggle for Christ. Yet the crusades were more than simply a holy war. They represent a synthesis of attitudes and values that were uniquely medieval-so medieval, in fact, that the crusading movement is rarely understood today. This book places the crusades within the medieval social, economic, religious, and intellectual environments that gave birth to the movement and nurtured it for centuries. The events of the crusades to Palestine and Europe's periphery are narrated in a clear, concise, and compelling manner. Special attention is also given to the crusades' effects on the Islamic world and the Christian Byzantine East. Also included is a historiographical overview of the subject as well as an up-to-date select biography.

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