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  • Teutonic
    Teutonic Knights (English, Paperback) Urban William

    The Teutonic Knights were powerful and ferocious advocates of holy war. Their history is suffused with crusading, campaigning and struggle. Feared by their enemies but respected by medieval Christendom, the knights and their Order maintained a firm hold over the Baltic and northern Germany and established a formidable regime which flourished across Central Europe for 300 years.This major new...

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    Hattin (Multiple languages, Hardback) John France

    The story of Saladin's recapture of the Holy City of Jerusalem from the Crusaders at the Battle of Hattin in 1187. A pivotal battle in the history of the Crusades - and in the subsequent history of the Middle East and the Muslim world.

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  • Narrating
    Narrating the Crusades (Paperback) Lee Manion

    The first study to demonstrate how English literature continued to engage with crusading from medieval romances right through to Shakespeare.

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  • Crusading
    Crusading and the Crusader States (English, Hardback) Andrew Jotischky

    Crusading and the Crusader States explores how the idea of holy war emerged from the troubled society of the 11th century, and why Jerusalem and the Holy Land were so important to Europeans. It follows the progress of the major crusading expeditions, offering insights into initial success and subsequent failure, charts the development of new attitudes towards Islam and its followers, and shows the...

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    The Crusades (English, Paperback) Thomas Asbridge

    An astonishingly assured, convincing and gripping one-volume history of the Crusades to the Holy Land

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    The First Crusade (Paperback) Peter Frankopan

    The First Crusade is one of the best-known and most written-about events in history. This book intends to address the history of the First Crusade from the perspective of the east, examining the role of the Byzantine Empire and its ruler, Emperor Alexios I Komnenos.

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    Saladin (Multiple languages, Paperback) Geoffrey Hindley

    The extraordinary character and career of Saladin are the keys to understanding the Battle of Hattin, the fall of Jerusalem and the failure of the Third Crusade. He united warring Muslim lands, reconquered the bulk of Crusader states and faced the Richard the Lion Heart, king of England, in one of the most famous confrontations in medieval warfare. Geoffrey Hindley's sympathetic and highly...

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  • Templar
    Templar Knight vs Mamluk Warrior (English, Paperback) David Campbell, Johnny Shumate

    The Knights Templar were the most famous and formidable of all the Western Christian military orders, whilst the Mamluks were a slave caste whose fighting prowess had elevated them to the point of holding real political clout. This book tells the story of three key engagements from the Fifth Crusade to the Seventh Crusade.

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    The Crusades, Christianity, and Islam (English, Paperback) Professor Jonathan Riley-Smith

    The Crusades were penitential war-pilgrimages fought in the Levant and the eastern Mediterranean, as well as in North Africa, Spain, Portugal, Poland, Hungary, the Balkans, the Baltic region, and Western Europe. Beginning in the eleventh century and ending as late as the eighteenth, these holy wars were waged against Muslims and other enemies of the Church, enlisting generations of laymen and laywomen to fight for the sake of Christendom.Crusading features prominently in today's religio-political hostilities, yet the language and imagery of nineteenth-century European imperialism has deeply distorted the perceptions of these wars. With this book, Jonathan Riley-Smith returns to the actual story of the Crusades, explaining why and where they were fought and how their narratives and symbolism became embedded in popular Catholic thought and devotional life. From this history, Riley-Smith traces the legacy of the Crusades into modern times, specifically, in the attitudes of European imperialists and colonialists and in the beliefs of twentieth-century Muslims. These depictions have profoundly influenced contemporary Western opinion, as well as Muslim attitudes toward their past and present. Whether regarded as a valid expression of Christianity's divine enterprise or condemned as a weapon of empire, crusading has served as a powerful rhetorical tool for centuries. Riley-Smith explains the formation and purpose of crusading imagery, providing crucial insight into the preoccupations of Islamist jihadis and the character of Western discourse on the Middle East.

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    Crusading and the Crusader States (English, Paperback) Andrew Jotischky

    Crusading and the Crusader States explores how the idea of holy war emerged from the troubled society of the 11th century, and why Jerusalem and the Holy Land were so important to Europeans. It follows the progress of the major crusading expeditions, offering insights into initial success and subsequent failure, charts the development of new attitudes towards Islam and its followers, and shows the...

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    Holy Warriors (Paperback) Professor Jonathan Phillips

    Explores the conflict of ideas, beliefs and cultures and shows both the contradictions and diversity of holy war. This book draws on contemporary writings - on chronicles, songs, sermons, travel diaries and peace treaties - to focus on people and events we thought we knew well.

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    Crusading and the Ottoman Threat, 1453-1505 (English, Hardback) Norman Housley

    An assessment of the ambitious programme to refashion crusading to defend Christian Europe and to resist the advance of the Ottoman Turks into the western Balkans and central Mediterranean in the fifty years following Sultan Mehmed II's capture of Constantinople in 1453.

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    The Crusades: A History (English, Paperback) Professor Jonathan Riley-Smith

    The Crusades: A History is the definitive account of a key topic in medieval and religious history. Jonathan Riley-Smith, a world authority on the subject, explores the organisation of a crusade, the experience of crusading and the crusaders themselves, producing a textbook that is as accessible as it is comprehensive.This exciting new third edition includes:- Substantial new material on crusade...

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    The Old French Chronicle of Morea (English, Hardback) Dr. Anne Van Arsdall

    Numerous Byzantine and Western sources describing the events of the Fourth Crusade have now been translated into English. However, the same is not true for material on Frankish Greece, despite this region’s importance to late medieval crusading. The Chronicle of Morea is the key source for the history of the Frankish states established in Greece after the conquest of Constantinople in 1204...

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    The Chronicle of Ibn al-Athir for the Crusading Period from al-Kamil fi'l-Ta'rikh: Part 2 (English, Paperback) D. S. Richards

    Covering the Islamic history, this title focuses on the time of the arrival of the Crusaders in the Levant, their activities and the Muslim response. It also presents the careers of Nur al-Din and Saladin, the champions of the Jihad, sometimes called the 'counter-crusade'.

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  • Remembering
    Remembering the Crusades and Crusading (English, Paperback) Megan Cassidy-Welch

    Remembering the Crusades and Crusading examines the diverse contexts in which crusading was memorialised and commemorated in the medieval world and beyond. The collection not only shows how the crusades were commemorated in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, but also considers the longer-term remembrance of the crusades into the modern era. This collection is divided into three sections, the...

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  • Byzantium
    Byzantium and the Crusades (English, Paperback) Jonathan Harris

    "This new edition of Byzantium and the Crusades provides a fully-revised and updated version of Jonathan Harris's landmark text in the field of Byzantine and crusader history. The book offers a chronological exploration of Byzantium and the outlook of its rulers during the time of the Crusades. It argues that one of the main keys to Byzantine interaction with Western Europe, the Crusades and the...

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  • Chronicles
    Chronicles of the Crusades (English, Paperback) sire de Jean Joinville, Geoffroi de Villehardouin

    In the first years of the thirteenth century Villehardouin served as an envoy in the Fourth Crusade. Half a century later, Joinville accompanied the French king, Louis IX, on crusade to Egypt and the Near East. This book offers narratives of these campaigns and provides insights into the characters and beliefs of the crusaders.

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    The Race for Paradise (Italian, Hardback) Paul M. Cobb

    This epic story of the Crusades - told from a Muslim perspective

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    Louis Ix and the Challenge of the Crusade (English, Hardback) William Chester Jordan

    Louis IX has long been known both as a saintly crusader and as the founder of effective royal administration in France. But, in spite of a vast amount of research, the details of what happened under his rule and why it happened have been little understood. Synthesizing this research from a thematic perspective, William Chester Jordan integrates the various facets of the king's reign from 1226 to...

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