The First Crusaders, 1095-1131

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Cambridge University Press, Nov 26, 1998 - History - 300 pages
Much has been written about the crusades, but very little about the crusaders. What moved them to go? What preparations did they need to make? How did they react to their experiences? This book comes up with detailed answers to these questions, and offers the first systematic reading of a large cache of contemporary source material. The author identifies family clusters of crusaders across Europe, whose collective commitment manifested itself in support for the new settlements in the East.
 

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Contents

Crusading and crusaders 10951131
7
Holy Sepulchre holy war
23
Preaching and the crusaders
53
Recruitment lordship and family
81
Preparing for crusades
106
Returning from crusades
144
Crusading and the Montlherys
169
Conclusion and postscript
189
Preliminary list of crusaders
196
Pedigrees
247
Bibliography
251
Index
275
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