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The Crusades, c.1071-c.1291 : Cambridge Medieval Textbooks (Hardcover) - Jean Richard

The Crusades, c.1071-c.1291

Cambridge Medieval Textbooks (Hardcover)

By: Jean Richard, Jean Birrell (Translator)

Hardcover Published: 16th September 1999
ISBN: 9780521623698
Number Of Pages: 536

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A concise history of the crusades - whose chief goal was the liberation and preservation of the 'holy places' of the middle east - from the first calls to arms in the later twelfth century to the fall of the last crusader strongholds in Syria and Palestine in 1291. This is the ideal introductory textbook for all students 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 of expeditions, the financing of such expeditionary forces, and the organisation of operations and supply. Jean Richard is one of the world's great crusader historians and this work, the distillation of over forty years' research and contemplation, is the only one of its kind in English.

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'... excellent ... essential reading for those who wish to understand not only the past but also the present Middle East.' History Today

List of maps
List of genealogical tables
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
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ISBN: 9780521623698
ISBN-10: 0521623693
Series: Cambridge Medieval Textbooks (Hardcover)
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 536
Published: 16th September 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 3.3
Weight (kg): 0.83