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What were the crusades?

Author: Jonathan Riley-Smith
Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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This work deals with causes for crusading, the legitimizing authority of the papacy, recruitment, and the nature of the crusade vow and its consequences. This edition features a new preface which surveys and reviews developments in crusading scholarship as well as a new map and material on child crusaders.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Riley-Smith, Jonathan Simon Christopher, 1938-
What were the crusades?
Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, ©2009
(OCoLC)891563207
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Riley-Smith
ISBN: 9780230220690 023022069X 9781586173609 158617360X
OCLC Number: 269433704
Notes: Previous edition: 2002.
Description: xvii, 117 pages : map ; 22 cm
Contents: Preface.- Preface to Second Edition.- Preface to Third Edition.- Preface to Fourth Edition.- Map: The Theatres of War.- What Were the Crusades?.- A Just Cause.- Legitimate Authority.- Who Were the Crusaders?.- When were the Crusades?.- Chronology, 1095-1798.- Select Bibliography of Secondary Works.- Index.
Responsibility: Jonathan Riley-Smith.

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