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Crusades, Christianity, and Islam

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ISBN-10: 0231146248

ISBN-13: 9780231146241

Edition: 2008

Authors: Jonathan Riley-Smith

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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…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 9/30/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 136
Size: 5.55" wide x 8.46" long x 0.59" tall
Weight: 0.616

Introduction
Crusades as Christian Holy Wars
Crusades as Christian Penitential Wars
Crusades and Imperialism
Crusading and Islam
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index