• 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.

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: 0140550526
  • Release Date: 1978
  • Number of pages: 529
  • Author: Steven Runciman
  • Publisher:

Sir Steven Runciman's three volume A History of the Crusades, one of the classics of English historical writing, is now being reissued. This volume deals completely with the First Crusade and the foundation of the kingdom of Jerusalem. As Runciman says in his preface: Whether we regard the Crusades as the most tremendous and most romantic of Christian adventures, or as the last of the barbarian invasions, they form a central fact in medieval history. Before their inception the centre of our civilization was placed in Byzantium and in the lands of the Arab caliphate. Before they faded out the hegemony in civilization had passed to western Europe. Out of this transference modern history was born.

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.

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.

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.

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

God s War

  • Filename: god-s-war.
  • ISBN: 0674023870
  • Release Date: 2006
  • Number of pages: 1023
  • Author: Christopher Tyerman
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press

The Crusades are revealed as both bloody political acts and a manifestation of a growing Christian communal identity in this account of a story that continues to haunt the contemporary world in terms of the relationship between the Muslim and Christian worlds.

The Alexiad

  • Filename: the-alexiad.
  • ISBN: 9781442936355
  • Release Date: 2006-01-01
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Anna Comnena
  • Publisher:

"The Alexiad" is a spectacular narrative that illustrates the mega events during the reign of Byzantine Emperor Alexius I. Here, Comnena describes the political and military history of her country. She starts with the account of the rebellion through which her father ascended the throne. it also gives point of view of the royal family regarding the Byzantine war And The first crusades. Must Read!

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