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The crusades : an epitome

Susanna A. Throop (Author)
This sweeping yet succinct new survey introduces readers to the history of the crusades from the eleventh to the twenty-first century. By synthesizing a variety of historical perspectives, the book deliberately locates crusading in the broader history of the Mediterranean, moving away from approaches focused primarily on narrating the deeds of a small section of the Latin Christian elite to explore the rich and contested complexity of crusade history
Print Book, English, 2018
Kismet Press LLP, Leeds, UK, 2018
xv, 196 pages : maps ; 18 cm
9781912801022, 1912801027
Introduction: What Were the Crusades?
1. Connections and Conflicts in the Eleventh-Century Mediterranean
2. Constructing the First Crusade: Contexts, Events, and Reactions
3. Shifting Ground: Crusading and the Twelfth-Century Mediterranean
4. Allies and Adversaries: Crusading Culture and Intra-Christian Crusades
5. Changing Circumstances: Crusading in the Thirteenth Century
6. Towards Christian Nationalism: Crusading into the Early Modern Period
Conclusion: Have the Crusades Ended?
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