4 edition of What were the Crusades? found in the catalog.
What were the Crusades?
Jonathan Simon Christopher Riley-Smith
|LC Classifications||D157 .R54 1977|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||92 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||92|
|LC Control Number||76054981|
The Northern Crusades or Baltic Crusades were Christian colonization and Christianization campaigns undertaken by Catholic Christian military orders and kingdoms, primarily against the pagan Baltic, Finnic and West Slavic peoples around the southern and eastern shores of the Baltic Sea, and to a lesser extent also against Orthodox Christian Slavs ().. The most notable campaigns were the. Jonathan Riley-Smith is the Dixie Professor of Ecclesiastical History at Cambridge University and Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, and the author or editor of twelve books on the crusades and the Latin East, including The Crusades: A Short History () and The Oxford Illustrated History of the Crusades ().
@Sandro Recently read Thomas Madden’s book and really enjoyed it. He acknowledges the very real atrocities of the crusades, but also recognizes many crusaders were motivated by their beliefs. Below is a link to the book and some of his thoughts from an article he posted. Both should offer good views, but it depends what you're looking for in a book. Hans Mayer is also good, he's the premier German expert on the Crusades but his work is somewhat dated. Germany, France and the UK/USA dominate the Crusades historiography so .
We can see it clearly in Saʿid ʿAshur’s influential book on the history of the Crusades, published in , and in Ahmad Halwani’s popular book that examines the role of Ibn ʿAsakir of Author: Suleiman Mourad. This short book written by medieval historian, Thomas Madden, offers a fresh perspective on the Crusades. He refutes the commonly held belief that the Crusades are the reason for the current tensions between Islam and the West and that Catholics are to blame for starting them in the first place.
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One final note: "What were the Crusades?" is concise and introductory, but it isn't light. Much of the material is dense and the first-time reader may find that they need to proceed slowly through the chapters to fully What were the Crusades?
book the arguments. Also, a good follow up book to this one is the classic overview of the Crusades by the German historian Cited by: The Crusades were a series of religious wars between Christians and Muslims started primarily to secure control of holy sites considered sacred by both groups.
In all, eight major Crusade. One final note: "What were the Crusades?" is concise and introductory, but it isn't light.
Much of the material is dense and the first-time reader may find that they need to proceed slowly through the chapters to fully absorb the arguments. Also, a good follow up book to this one is the classic overview of the Crusades by the German historian 4/5(13).
Jonathan Riley-Smiths book What Were the Crusades. provides a very brief glimpse into the world of the Crusades. He gives a general definition from period sources as to what contemporaries thought crusades were.
Participants were called to take the cross, answer a legitimate call made by the Pope, told to go either abroad or remain closer to /5. The book follows a clear outline and presents information in a dispassionate, academic manner.
I knew very little about the Crusades to begin with, although I had some vague ideas from my college classes (there were ~7 of them, they were "bad", Christians were at fault)/5.
The crusades kept happening—too numerous were all the forays recorded. However, history counts nine Crusades, the last ending in Nineteen years later, in English-led crusaders were defeated at Acre, which represented the end for Latin power in the Levant.
The Muslims regained control of Palestine/5(11). Ten important books on the Crusades, assembled, not ranked. Joshua Prawer, History of the Crusader kingdom in the Land of Israel, (2 vols., in Hebrew, Jerusalem, ).
The first crusades book I ever read, while a high school student. The Crusades were a continuation of hundreds of years of warfare between Muslims and Christians. Although, the Crusades had also petered out to fight against heretics and Pagans as well.
The Christians were already fighting against Muslims all aro. God's War offers a sweeping new vision of one of history's most astounding events: the Crusades. From toEuropean Christians fought to recreate the Middle East, Muslim Spain, and the pagan Baltic in the image of their by: About The Crusades Controversy (Paperback) This short book, written by medieval historian Thomas Madden, offers a fresh perspective on the Crusades.
He refutes the commonly held beliefs that the Crusades are the reason for the current tensions between Islam and the West and that Catholics are to blame for starting them in the first place. In this handy guide Jonathan Riley-Smith, one of the most familiar names in Crusader studies, aims to identify the most important themes of the crusades and explain them in a concise and accessible manner.
Once a relatively controversial statement of his new pluralist view of crusading, it is now pretty much the standard work on the subject.4/5(2). Crusades, military expeditions, beginning in the late 11th century, that were organized by western European Christians in response to centuries of Muslim wars of expansion.
The Crusades took place from until the 16th century, when the advent of Protestantism led to the decline of papal authority. Get my book about the Crusades: =sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=&sr=&keywords=why+does. A review of the historical record proves the Crusades met these criteria.
The Crusades were born from the violent aggression of Islam, which had conquered ancient Christian territory in the Holy Land and North Africa and established a large foothold in Europe within a century of Muhammad’s death in the early seventh century. Soundtrack for the book review: Veni Creator Spiritus was the Crusades anthem, which folks took to singing to pump up before battles and even as they were about to get slaughtered.
In at the Council of Clermont, Pope Urban II bent history and conjured up the Crusades/5(). The crusades were, thus, the longest-lived phenomenon of the medieval Catholic world. Reading this book is as pleasurable as it is informative. I have been reading and teaching medieval history for fifty years.
I wish I had cut my teeth on this book instead of Steven Runciman’s A History of the Crusades (–54). Jonathan Riley-Smith here provides a comprehensive history of the Crusades: an account of the theology of violence behind the Crusades, the major Crusades, the experience of crusading, and the crusaders themselves.
With a wealth of fascinating detail, Riley-Smith brings to life these stirring expeditions to the Holy Land and the politics and personalities behind them. The Crusades is an authoritative, accessible single-volume history of the brutal struggle for the Holy Land in the Middle Ages.
Thomas Asbridge - a renowned historian who writes with "maximum vividness" (Joan Acocella, The New Yorker) - covers the years to in this big, ambitious, listenable account of one of the most fascinating. What Were the Crusades. elucidates key ideas and institutions which have been neglected in the past demonstrates, through the analysis of European campaigns, that the movement was not confined to expeditions launched to recover the Holy Land - or to defend the Christian presence there - and shows that it continued, in one form or another, into.
Buy a cheap copy of What Were the Crusades. book by Jonathan Riley-Smith. Few attempts had been made to define 'the crusade before this book was first published in Since then, a number of historians have built on Jonathan Free shipping over $/5(4). The second edition of The Crusades, for long standard work on the subject, has been extensively rewritten to take account of the latest research and new interpretations.
Crusading was a central theme in the early medieval European history, and the book covers all the expeditoins which took place between the First Crusade in and the final.A History of the Crusades by Steven Runciman, published in three volumes duringis an influential work in the historiography of the Crusades.
It has seen numerous reprints and translations and in some respects has come to be seen as a standard work on the topic. We cover some of the main aspects of the Crusades, such as Pope Urban II's calling of the First Crusade, how the Reconquista in Spain became a .