The Crusades 1095-1197

The Crusades 1095-1197
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The idea of the crusade remains a potent one. In this compelling account, Jonathan Philips moves away from modern constructs and possible misconceptions of the crusades, to explore the origins and development of the idea in its historical context. Through a mixture of narrative and thematic chapters, the book provides both an outline of key events and issues in the history of the crusades to the Holy Land, and an insight into new areas of research. Supporting documents include letters, charters, poetry, songsa and art. Aimed at 1st and 2nd year history students, thinew textbook will bring an intriguing subject vividly to life. The First Crusade. The early decades of the Latin East c. 1097–c. 1152: Establishment and consolidation. The challenges of a new land: Frankish rule and settlement. The military orders. The Second Crusade. Warfare, strategy and castles in the Levant. The aftermath of the Second Crusade: Recovery and expansion. The Frankish rulers of the Levant: Power and succession, c. 1100–74. Religious life and pilgrimage in the Levant. The reign of Baldwin IV, the Leper-King, the rise of Saladin and the Battle of Hattin (1187). The Third Crusade and beyond. Conclusion: The impact of the Crusades.

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