An Introduction to the Crusades (Companions to Medieval by S.J. Allen

By S.J. Allen

An creation to the Crusades, a part of the Companions to Medieval Studies sequence, is an obtainable advisor to learning the advanced heritage of the Crusades.

The booklet starts off via defining the Crusades, giving the political and social context of Byzantium, Western Europe, the Islamic States, and Jewish groups to set the scene for crusading from the 11th century to the top of the medieval interval. It then immerses the reader within the logistics of crusading and the daily lifetime of a crusader, explaining fingers and armor, approach and strategies, and siege battle. themes explored intensive contain girls on campaign, pilgrimage, the Mongols, campaign charters, and using crusader rhetoric all through background. A case learn bankruptcy at the negotiations for Jerusalem among Saladin and Richard I presents perception into the method of old inquiry and strategies for attractive with basic sources.

The publication is pedagogically grounded throughout the inclusion of questions for mirrored image, 16 photographs, 4 maps, a close chronology, a thesaurus, a "Who's Who" of the crusading global, and a bibliography.

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