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Crusades : the illustrated history

Author: Thomas F Madden
Publisher: Ann Arbor, Mich. : Univ. of Michigan Press, ©2004.
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"The Crusades were a centuries-long series of military campaigns in a violent struggle between the Christian and Islamic worlds. Such wars were fought not only against Islamic empires in Asia Minor, the Holy Land and throughout the Mediterranean region, but also within Europe against heretics, pagans, and opponents of the Church. Crusades traces these major expeditions and focuses on key episodes such as the titanic  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas F Madden
ISBN: 0472114638 9780472114634 9780472031276 0472031279
OCLC Number: 56676540
Notes: "First published in the United Kingdom and Ireland in 2004 by Duncan Baird Publishers Ltd."--Title page verso.
Description: 224 pages : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
Contents: Christendom and the Umma / Alfred J. Andrea --
The first crusade: "Impelled by the love of God" / John France --
The second crusade: war cruel and unremitting / John France --
The third crusade: a campaign of Europe's elite / Helen Nicholson --
The fourth crusade: a tragic misfire / Thomas F. Madden --
Crusades in Europe: infidels, pagans, and heretics / William L. Urban --
The fifth crusade to 1291: the loss of the holy land / James M. Powell --
The last crusades: the Ottoman threat / Jonathan Harris --
The legacy of the crusades / Carole Hillenbrand.
Responsibility: Thomas F. Madden, editor.
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"The Crusades were a centuries-long series of military campaigns in a violent struggle between the Christian and Islamic worlds. Such wars were fought not only against Islamic empires in Asia Minor, the Holy Land and throughout the Mediterranean region, but also within Europe against heretics, pagans, and opponents of the Church. Crusades traces these major expeditions and focuses on key episodes such as the titanic struggles over Jerusalem and Constantinople. War, however, is not the whole story: the encounter between East and West opened the eyes of Europeans to the world outside; it stimulated trade and the exchange of ideas; and it reintroduced important parts of Europe's classical literary heritage. The legacy of the Crusades is most evident today in castles, churches, and Moorish architecture, but more surprising is its contribution to developments in areas such as banking, science, engineering, medicine and philosophy." "With an authoritative and accessible text by a team of specialist historians, this book not only provides a narrative of the major crusades but also looks at the complex background to events, including the divisions within the major religions - Latin and Orthodox Christians, Shia and Sunni Muslims. Beautifully illustrated throughout, Crusades brings history vividly to life. Anyone who wishes to probe the historical roots of 21st-century tensions between Islam and the West, or simply to learn about one of the most fascinating phenomena of the Middle Ages, will find this book endlessly informative and enriching. Book jacket."--Jacket.

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