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The Crusades, c. 1071-c. 1291

Author: Jean Richard
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, ©1999.
Series: Cambridge medieval textbooks.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The aim of this book is to provide for the student and general reader a concise history of the crusades. Professor Richard considers the consequences of the crusades, such as the establishment of the Latin east, and its organisation into a group of feudal states, as well as crusading contacts with the Muslim world, eastern Christians, Byzantines and Mongols. Also considered are the organisation and financing of  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Richard
ISBN: 0521623693 hb 9780521623698 hb 0521625661 pb 9780521625661 pb
OCLC Number: 40305576
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Description: xiv, 516 pages : maps, genealogical tables ; 23 cm.
Contents: The beginning of the crusades --
The crusade of Urban II and Paschal II --
The First Crusade confronts the East --
The Holy Land: a new country overseas --
From the First to the Second Crusade --
Between Byzantium and Saladin: the perils of the Latin East --
Crusades of reconquest (1188-1205) --
The crusade as an institution --
War and diplomacy: the rebuilding of the Kingdom of Jerusalem --
The turning point of 1250 --
In the Holy Land: a new Frankish society --
The crusade and the Mongols --
The end of the Frankish Holy Land --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Cambridge medieval textbooks.
Other Titles: Histoire des croisades.
Responsibility: Jean Richard ; translated by Jean Birrell.
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A concise, general history of the crusades from the first calls to arms in the later eleventh century to the fall of the last crusader strongholds in Syria and Palestine in 1291. Incorporating over  Read more...

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