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Beginning in the eleventh century and ending as late as the eighteenth, the Crusades were penitential war-pilgrimages fought in the Levant and the eastern Mediterranean, as well as in North Africa, Spain, Portugal, Poland, the Baltic states, Hungary, the Balkans, and Western Europe. Believed to be authorized by Christ, these holy wars were waged against Muslims and a host of other enemies of the Church, convincing generations of laymen and laywomen to vow to fight for the sake of Christendom. Operating under the premise that many in the West lack a thorough understanding of crusading, Jonathan Riley-Smith explains why and where the Crusades were fought, identifies their architects, and…
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 9/30/2008
Size: 5.55" wide x 8.46" long x 0.59" tall
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