Crusades

ISBN-10: 0192806556

ISBN-13: 9780192806550

Edition: 2005

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Crusading fervour gripped Europe for over 200 years, creating one of the most extraordinary, vivid episodes in world history. Whether the Crusades are regarded as the most romantic of Christian expeditions, or the last of the barbarian invasions, they have fascinated generations ever since, and their legacy of ideas and imagery has resonated through the centuries, inspiring Hollywood movies and great works of literature. Even today, to invoke the Crusades is to stir deep cultural myths, assumptions and prejudices. Yet despite their powerful hold on our imaginations, our knowledge of them remains obscured an distorted by time. Were the Crusaders motivated by spiritual rewards, or by greed? Were the Crusades an experiment in European colonialism, or a manifestation of religious love? How were they organized and founded? With customary flair and originality, Christopher Tyerman picks his way through the many debates to present a clear and lively discussion of the Crusades; bringing together issues of colonialism, cultural exchange, economic exploitation, and the relationship between past and present.
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List price: $11.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/12/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 184
Size: 7.50" wide x 4.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Definition and Scope
Sources and Perspectives
Holy War
Holy lands
The Business of the Cross Conclusion
Conclusion
Further Reading
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