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  • Teutonic Knights
    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
    Hattin (English, 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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  • Saladin
    Saladin (English, 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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  • The First Crusade
    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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  • Templar Knight vs Mamluk Warrior
    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 Teutonic Knights in the Holy Land, 1190-1291
    The Teutonic Knights in the Holy Land, 1190-1291 (English, Paperback) Nicholas Morton

    A detailed study of the Teutonic Knights in the Holy Land, covering both their military and administrative affairs.

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  • The Crusades, Christianity, and Islam
    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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  • Holy Warriors
    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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  • The Knights Hospitaller
    The Knights Hospitaller (English, Hardback) John Carr

    Traces the military history of the Knights of St John from its origins in the Crusades to their defeat by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1798.

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  • The Crusades
    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 Crusades: A History
    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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  • Byzantium and the Crusades
    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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  • Remembering the Crusades and Crusading
    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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  • Crusading and the Ottoman Threat, 1453-1505
    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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  • Muslims and Crusaders
    Muslims and Crusaders (English, Paperback) Niall Christie

    Muslims and Crusaders supplements and counterbalances the numerous books that tell the story of the crusading period from the European point of view, enabling readers to achieve a broader and more complete perspective on the period. It presents the Crusades from the perspective of those against whom they were waged, the Muslim peoples of the Levant. The book introduces the reader to the most...

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  • The Crusader States
    The Crusader States (English, Paperback) Malcolm Barber

    When the armies of the First Crusade wrested Jerusalem from control of the Fatimids of Egypt in 1099, they believed their victory was an evident sign of God's favour. This book is devoted to the resulting settlements, that developed around the eastern shores of the Mediterranean and survived until Richard the Lionheart's departure in 1192.

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  • The Second Crusade
    The Second Crusade (English, Paperback) Professor Jonathan Phillips

    The Second Crusade (1145-1149) was an extraordinarily bold attempt to overcome unbelievers on no less than three fronts. Crusader armies set out to defeat Muslims in the Holy Land and in Iberia as well as pagans in northeastern Europe. This book provides an understanding of the Crusades and their importance in medieval European history.

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  • The Tragedy of the Templars
    The Tragedy of the Templars (English, Paperback) Michael Haag

    In 1187, nearly a century after the victorious First Crusade, Saladin captured Jerusalem. The Templars, headquartered on the Temple Mount, were driven from the city along with the Frankish population.The fall of Jerusalem was a turning point, the start of a narrative of desperate struggle and relentless loss. In little more than a century Acre would be destroyed, the Franks driven from Outremer,...

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  • The Prehistory of the Crusades
    The Prehistory of the Crusades (English, Paperback) Burnam W. Reynolds

    "The Prehistory of the Crusades explores how the Crusades came to be seen as the use of aggressive warfare to Christianise pagan lands and peoples. Reynolds focuses on the Baltic, or Northern, Crusades, an aspect of the Crusades that has been little documented, thus bringing a new perspective to their historical and ideological origins" --

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  • The Second Crusade 1148
    The Second Crusade 1148 (English, Paperback) David Nicolle, Christa Hook

    Despite minor setbacks, Christian Europe had enjoyed success on previous Crusader campaigns. This book shows how pursuing an ambitious but politically flawed strategy against an Islamic state friendly to their Crusader neighbours, the knights of the Second Crusade suffered a crushing defeat at Damascus in 1148.

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