The Crusader World

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Adrian Boas
Routledge, Oct 14, 2015 - Social Science - 726 pages

The Crusader World is a multidisciplinary survey of the current state of research in the field of crusader studies, an area of study which has become increasingly popular in recent years. In this volume Adrian Boas draws together an impressive range of academics, including work from renowned scholars as well as a number of though-provoking pieces from emerging researchers, in order to provide broad coverage of the major aspects of the period. This authoritative work will play an important role in the future direction of crusading studies.

This volume enriches present knowledge of the crusades, addressing such wide-ranging subjects as: intelligence and espionage, gender issues, religious celebrations in crusader Jerusalem, political struggles in crusader Antioch, the archaeological study of battle sites and fortifications, diseases suffered by the crusaders, crusading in northern Europe and Spain and the impact of Crusader art. The relationship between Crusaders and Muslims, two distinct and in many way opposing cultures, is also examined in depth, including a discussion of how the Franks perceived their enemies.

Arranged into eight thematic sections, The Crusader World considers many central issues as well as a large number of less familiar topics of the crusades, crusader society, history and culture. With over 100 photographs, line drawings and maps, this impressive collection of essays is a key resource for students and scholars alike.

 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
IDEOLOGY CRUSADE WARFARE AND PEACEMAKING
5
POPE URBAN II AND THE IDEOLOGY OF THE CRUSADES
7
WOMENS INVOLVEMENT IN THE CRUSADES
54
CRUSADING WARFARE IN THE TWELFTH CENTURY
68
PAID TROOPS IN THE SERVICE OF MILITARY ORDERS DURING THE TWELFTH AND THIRTEENTH CENTURIES
84
PEACEMAKING IN AN AGE OF WAR WHEN WERE CROSSRELIGIOUS ALLIANCES IN THE LATIN EAST CONSIDERED TREASON?
98
THE CRUSADER WEST
109
THE EARLY MAMLŪKS AND THE END OF THE CRUSADER PRESENCE IN SYRIA 12501291
324
THE MUSLIM POLITICAL WORLD AS MIRRORED IN THE FIRST CRUSADE CHRONICLES
346
CRUSADERS MUSLIMS AND BIBLICAL STORIES SALADIN AND JOSEPH
362
HISTORICAL MOTIFS IN THE WRITING OF MUSLIM AUTHORS OF THE CRUSADING ERA
378
LATIN CYPRUS AND ITS RELATIONS WITH THE MAMLUK SULTANATE 12501517
391
CHRISTIAN MERCENARIES IN MUSLIM LANDS THEIR STATUS IN MEDIEVAL ISLAMIC AND CANON LAW
419
ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE CRUSADES
435
CRUSADER FORTIFICATIONS BETWEEN TRADITION AND INNOVATION
437

THE MILITARYRELIGIOUS ORDERS IN THE CRUSADER WEST
111
CRUSADE EMPIRE AND THE PROCESS OF WAR IN STAUFEN GERMANY 11801220
128
NORTHERN CRUSADES BETWEEN HOLY WAR AND MISSION
144
CHRISTIAN EXPANSION IN MEDIEVAL IBERIA RECONQUISTA OR CRUSADE?
163
THE LATIN EAST
179
THE VENETIAN PRESENCE IN THE CRUSADER LORDSHIP OF TYRE A TALE OF DECLINE
181
THE ANTIOCHENE WAR OF SUCCESSION
196
WESTERN UPPER GALILEE UNDER CRUSADER RULE
212
QUEEN ALICE OF CYPRUS
225
THE FRANCISCAN RETURN TO THE HOLY LAND 1333 AND MT SION PILGRIMAGE AND THE APOSTOLIC MISSION
241
MEDIEVAL BYZANTIUM
257
BYZANTINE CRUSADERS HOLY WAR AND CRUSADE RHETORIC IN BYZANTINE CONTACTS WITH THE WEST 19051341
259
MEMORY AND IDEOLOGY THE IMAGE OF THE CRUSADES IN BYZANTINE HISTORIOGRAPHY ELEVENTHTHIRTEENTH CENTURIES
278
THE FALL OF JERUSALEM 1187 AS VIEWED FROM BYZANTIUM
289
MEETING ISLAM
309
AN ILLUSION OF IGNORANCE? THE MUSLIMS OF THE MIDDLE EAST AND THE FRANKS BEFORE THE CRUSADES
311
CRUSADER BATTLEFIELDS ENVIRONMENTAL AND ARCHAEOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES
460
THE HOSPITALLER CASTLE OF BELVOIR SETTING THE SCENE FOR A DISCUSSION OF THE TOPOGRAPHY GEOLOGY AND ARCHITEC...
490
MARITIME COMMERCE IN THE LATIN EAST AS REFLECTED IN THE IMPORT OF CERAMICS
519
DOMESTIC LIFE IN THE LATIN EAST
544
CONQUEST AND EUROPEANISATION THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE CRUSADES IN LIVONIA PRUSSIA AND LITHUANIA
568
INTESTINAL PARASITES IN THE CRUSADES EVIDENCE FOR DISEASE DIET AND MIGRATION
593
ART AND LITERATURE
607
DECORATIVE ARCHITECTURAL SCULPTURE IN CRUSADER JERUSALEM THE EASTERN WESTERN AND ARMENIAN SOURCES OF A L...
609
THOUGHTS ON ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF ART FROM THE CRUS
624
NARRATOLOGICAL READINGS OF CRUSADE TEXTS
646
STUDYING THE CRUSADES
661
FROM SEPPHORIS TO NAZARETH ASPECTS OF CRUSADER HISTORIOGRAPHY AND A NEW READING OF THE NAZARETH SCULPTURE
663
AFTER TWENTYFIVE YEARS JOSHUA PRAWERS CONTRIBUTION TO THE STUDY OF THE CRUSADES AND THE LATIN KINGDOM OF J...
675
WHAT ARE THE CRUSADES?
688
INDEX
698
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Adrian Boas is Senior Lecturer of the Departments of Archaeology and Land of Israel Studies at Haifa University, Israel.

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