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The First Crusade By Edited by Professor Jonathan Phillips

The First Crusade
by Edited by Professor Jonathan Phillips

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Essays from nine academics offer perspectives on two main themes: a fundamental reconsideration of much of the evidence available to historians, and a wider appreciation of the impact of the First Crusade on the people of the eastern Mediterranean.
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The First Crusade: Origins and Impact by Edited by Professor Jonathan Phillips

The First Crusade (1095-99) was one of the most remarkable episodes in medieval history. A mass movement of armed pilgrims set out to march 4000 kilometres to the Holy Land and conquer Jerusalem. Essays from nine leading academics offer new perspectives on two main themes: a fundamental reconsideration of much of the evidence available to historians, and a wider appreciation of the impact of the First Crusade on the people of the eastern Mediterranean. In recent years the most important development in the study of the crusades has been the use of contemporary charters. A clear explanation of problems and advantages of this information is offered in one contribution to this volume. Much existing research has been based on narrative accounts of the crusade. Some of the material has been under-used, some of it overvalued; essays here set the record straight concerning, for example, the German involvement in the First Crusade. While most studies of the First Crusade approach the subject from latin christian perspective this collection offers a fresh assessment into the thinking of the Byzantine emperor and the reaction of the muslim world to the arrival of the christendom's holy warriors.

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Table of Contents


Patronage and the appeal of the First Crusade, John France; Peter the Hermit and the Chroniclers, Colin Morris; the diplomatics of the First Crusade, Marcus Bull; the First Crusade - reviewing the evidence, Susan Edgington; the Chronicle of Zimmern as a source for the First Crusade, Alan Murray; cross-purposes - Alexius Comnenus and the First Crusade, Jonathan Shepard; the First Crusade - the Muslim perspective, Carole Hillenbrand; the principality of Antioch and the Jabal as-Summaq, Thomas Asbridge; captured property on the First Crusade, William Zajac; conclusion, Jonathan Phillips.

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GOR004708376
The First Crusade: Origins and Impact by Edited by Professor Jonathan Phillips
Edited by Professor Jonathan Phillips
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Manchester University Press
1997-07-10
256
0719051746
9780719051746
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