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The Conquest of Lisbon By Charles Wendell David

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An account of the capture of Lisbon in 1147 by the combined forces of King Alfonso Henriques of Portugal and a fleet of crusaders from the Anglo-Norman realm, Flanders, and the Rhineland. This work conveys the tensions between the secular and spiritual motives of a crusading army.

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The Conquest of Lisbon: De expugnatione Lyxbonensi by Charles Wendell David

Although the Crusades are generally thought of in terms of the European attempt to conquer and colonize the Holy Land, from the twelfth century onward crusading also involved the "reconquest" of the Iberian peninsula from the Muslims. This eyewitness account of the capture of Lisbon in 1147 by the combined forces of King Alfonso Henriques of Portugal and a fleet of crusaders from the Anglo-Norman realm, Flanders, and the Rhineland is one of the richest and most exciting sources to survive from this period. Far more than just a narrative, De expugnatione Lyxbonensi vividly conveys the tensions between the secular and spiritual motives of a crusading army, as well as revealing a wealth of information on medieval warfare, the development of crusading ideology and holy war, and Muslim views of the crusaders. The new foreword by Jonathan Phillips provides insight to the latest scholarship on the integral place of the Lisbon expedition in the Second Crusade, the identity of the text's author, and his message for crusaders.

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About Charles Wendell David


Charles Wendell David (1885-1984) received a doctorate from Harvard University in 1918 and taught history at Bryn Mawr College from 1918 to 1940. In 1940 he became professor of history and the first full-time Director of Libraries at the University of Pennsylvania. Jonathan Phillips is a lecturer in medieval history at Royal Holloway College, University of London.

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GOR002885949
The Conquest of Lisbon: De expugnatione Lyxbonensi by Charles Wendell David
Charles Wendell David
Records of Western Civilization Series
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Columbia University Press
2001-01-24
224
0231121237
9780231121231
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