Crusades

  • Filename: crusades.
  • ISBN: 9781351985567
  • Release Date: 2016-08-12
  • Number of pages: 374
  • Author: Benjamin Z. Kedar
  • Publisher: Routledge



Crusades covers seven hundred years from the First Crusade (1095-1102) to the fall of Malta (1798) and draws together scholars working on theatres of war, their home fronts and settlements from the Baltic to Africa and from Spain to the Near East and on theology, law, literature, art, numismatics and economic, social, political and military history. Routledge publishes this journal for The Society for the Study of the Crusades and the Latin East. Particular attention is given to the publication of historical sources in all relevant languages - narrative, homiletic and documentary - in trustworthy editions, but studies and interpretative essays are welcomed too. Crusades appears in both print and online editions. In this issue, Jonathan Riley-Smith studies the death and burial of Latin Christian pilgrims to Jerusalem and Acre and Andrew Jotischky studies the Christians of Jerusalem, the Holy Sepulchre and the origins of the First Crusade.

A History of the Crusades

  • Filename: a-history-of-the-crusades.
  • ISBN: 0299091449
  • Release Date: 1985-09-01
  • Number of pages: 624
  • Author: Kenneth M. Setton
  • Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press



The six volumes of A History of the Crusades will stand as the definitive history of the Crusades, spanning five centuries, encompassing Jewish, Moslem, and Christian perspectives, and containing a wealth of information and analysis of the history, politics, economics, and culture of the medieval world.

Britannica Student Encyclopedia

  • Filename: britannica-student-encyclopedia.
  • ISBN: 9781625131720
  • Release Date: 2014-05-01
  • Number of pages: 2900
  • Author: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc
  • Publisher: Encyclopedia Britannica, Inc.



Entertaining and informative, the newly updated Britannica Student Encyclopedia helps children gain a better understanding of their world. Updated for 2015, more than 2,250 captivating articles cover everything from Barack Obama to video games. Children are sure to immerse themselves in 2,700 photos, charts, and tables that help explain concepts and subjects, as well as 1,200 maps and flags from across the globe. Britannica Student is curriculum correlated and a recent winner of the 2008 Teachers Choice Award and 2010 AEP Distinguished achievement award.

A History of the Crusades

  • Filename: a-history-of-the-crusades.
  • ISBN: 0521347726
  • Release Date: 1987-12-03
  • Number of pages: 542
  • Author: Steven Runciman
  • Publisher: CUP Archive



Analyzes the Crusades from European and Arabic viewpoints

Muslims Mongols and Crusaders

  • Filename: muslims-mongols-and-crusaders.
  • ISBN: 9781135791582
  • Release Date: 2004-12-31
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: Dr Gerald Hawting
  • Publisher: Routledge



The period from about 1100 to 1350 in the Middle East was marked by continued interaction between the local Muslim rulers and two groups of non-Muslim invaders: the Frankish crusaders from Western Europe and the Mongols from northeastern Asia. In deflecting the threat those invaders presented, a major role was played by the Mamluk state which arose in Egypt and Syria in 1250. The Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies has, from 1917 onwards, published several articles pertaining to the history of this period by leading historians of the region, and this volume reprints some of the most important and interesting of them for the convenience of students and scholars.

Seven Myths of the Crusades

  • Filename: seven-myths-of-the-crusades.
  • ISBN: 9781624664052
  • Release Date: 2015-08-21
  • Number of pages: 248
  • Author: Alfred J. Andrea
  • Publisher: Hackett Publishing



"Seven Myths of the Crusades' rebuttal of the persistent and multifarious misconceptions associated with topics including the First Crusade, anti-Judaism and the Crusades, the crusader states, the Children's Crusade, the Templars and past and present Islamic-Christian relations proves, once and for all, that real history is far more fascinating than conspiracy theories, pseudo-history and myth-mongering. This book is a powerful witness to the dangers of the misappropriation and misinterpretation of the past and the false parallels so often drawn between the crusades and later historical events ranging from nineteenth-century colonialism to the protest movements of the 1960s to the events of 9/11. This volume's authors have venerable track records in teaching and researching the crusading movement, and anyone curious about the crusades would do well to start here." --Jessalynn Bird, Dominican University, co-Editor of Crusade and Christendom

The Crusader States

  • Filename: the-crusader-states.
  • ISBN: 9780300189315
  • Release Date: 2012
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Malcolm Barber
  • Publisher: Yale University Press



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 favor. It was, therefore, incumbent upon them to fulfill what they understood to be God's plan: to re-establish Christian control of Syria and Palestine. This book is devoted to the resulting settlements, the crusader states, that developed around the eastern shores of the Mediterranean and survived until Richard the Lionheart's departure in 1192. Focusing on Jerusalem, Antioch, Tripoli, and Edessa, Malcolm Barber vividly reconstructs the crusaders' arduous process of establishing and protecting their settlements, and the simultaneous struggle of vanquished inhabitants to adapt to life alongside their conquerors. Rich with colorful accounts of major military campaigns, the book goes much deeper, exploring in detail the culture of the crusader states--the complex indigenous inheritance, the architecture, the political, legal, and economic institutions, the ecclesiastical framework through which the crusaders perceived the world, the origins of the Knights Templar and the Hospitallers, and more. With the zest of a scholar pursuing a life-long interest, Barber presents a complete narrative and cultural history of the crusader states while setting a new standard for the term "total history."

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson Retirement Series Volume 7

  • Filename: the-papers-of-thomas-jefferson-retirement-series-volume-7.
  • ISBN: 9781400838653
  • Release Date: 2011-01-10
  • Number of pages: 816
  • Author: Thomas Jefferson
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press



The 526 documents printed in this volume run from 28 November 1813 to 30 September 1814. During this period Jefferson reviews the extant sources on the 1765 Stamp Act crisis to aid William Wirt, a Patrick Henry scholar; records his largely positive impressions of George Washington; and updates a reading list for law students that he had initially drawn up forty years earlier. In the spring of 1814 Jefferson becomes a trustee of the Albemarle Academy, the earliest direct ancestor of the University of Virginia. He is soon actively involved in planning for its establishment, helping to draft rules for governance of the academy's trustees and propose funding options, and he lays out an expansive vision for its future as an institution of higher learning. Jefferson also exchanges ideas on collegiate education with such respected scholars as Thomas Cooper and JosĂ© CorrĂȘa da Serra. Jefferson's wide-ranging correspondence includes a temperate response to a lengthy letter from Miles King urging the retired president to reflect on his personal religion, and a diplomatic but noncommittal reply to a proposal by Edward Coles that the author of the Declaration of Independence employ his prestige to help abolish slavery. Having learned of the British destruction late in August 1814 of the public buildings in Washington, Jefferson offers his massive book collection as a replacement for the Library of Congress. The nucleus for one of the world's great public libraries is formed early in 1815 when the nation purchases Jefferson's 6,707 volumes. Some images inside the book are unavailable due to digital copyright restrictions.

Bureaucracy and Democracy Routledge Library Editions Political Science Volume 7

  • Filename: bureaucracy-and-democracy-routledge-library-editions-political-science-volume-7.
  • ISBN: 9781135027308
  • Release Date: 2013-04-15
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: Eva Etzioni-Halevy
  • Publisher: Routledge



Although a powerful, independent bureaucracy poses a threat to democracy, it is indispensable to its proper functioning. This book provides an overview of the complex relationship between bureaucracy and the politics of democracy and is essential reading for students of sociology, political science and public administration. It is designed to guide students through the maze of classical and modern theories on the topic, to give them basic information on the historical developments in this area and the present them with case histories of the actual relationship between bureaucrats and politicians in democratic societies.

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