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The Concise History of the Crusades

Author: Thomas F Madden
Publisher: Lanham Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014
Series: Critical Issues in World and International History
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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What is the relationship between the medieval crusades and the problems of the modern Middle East? Were the crusades the Christian equivalent of Muslim jihad? In this sweeping yet crisp history, Thomas F. Madden offers a brilliant and compelling narrative of the crusades and their contemporary relevance. Placing all of the major crusades within their social, economic, religious, and intellectual environments, Madden  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Online-Publikation
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas F Madden
ISBN: 9781442215740 1442215747 9781442231160 1442231165
OCLC Number: 879165310
Description: 1 online resource (265 p.)
Contents: Chapter 1: The Call Chapter 2: The First Crusade Chapter 3: The Rise of the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem and the Second Crusade Chapter 4: The Decline of the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem and the Third Crusade Chapter 5: The Fourth Crusade Chapter 6: Crusading at Home Chapter 7: The Fifth Crusade and the Crusade of Frederick II Chapter 8: The Crusades of St. Louis Chapter 9: The Later Crusades Chapter 10: The Legacy of the Crusades
Series Title: Critical Issues in World and International History

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What is the relationship between the medieval crusades and the problems of the modern Middle East? Were the crusades the Christian equivalent of Muslim jihad? In this sweeping yet crisp history, Thomas F. Madden offers a brilliant and compelling narrative of the crusades and their contemporary relevance. Placing all of the major crusades within their social, economic, religious, and intellectual environments, Madden explores the uniquely medieval world that led untold thousands to leave their homes, families, and friends to march in Christ's name to distant lands. From Palestine and Europe's f ...

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