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Author Slack, Corliss Konwiser, 1955-

Title The A to Z of the Crusades / Corliss K. Slack
Published Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (xxiv, 273 pages) : maps
Series The A to Z guide series ; no. 32
A to Z guides ; 32
Contents Editor's foreword / Jon Woronoff -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Maps -- Chronology -- Introduction -- The dictionary -- Bibliography -- About the author
Summary This volume is a reference work that presents an encyclopedic survey of the Crusades. The Crusades were a series of 11th, 12th and 13th century religiously sanctioned military campaigns, waged by much of Roman Catholic Europe, particularly the Franks of France and the Holy Roman Empire. At least seven major expeditions were made between Western Europe and the Holy Land with the goal of ending Muslim control of Jerusalem. Ultimately the crusaders were driven out, but not before a cultural exchange had taken place that had an immense impact on Western Europe and an equally enormous, albeit less positive, impact on Arabs and the Islamic world. This overview provides numerous entries on key persons, places, events, battles and sieges, use of weapons and armor, and the deeper issues of the political and cultural background. Complete with a detailed chronology and a bibliography, this work allows readers to learn how Europe was changed forever by these battles with Islam
Notes Originally published in 2003 as Historical dictionary of the Crusades
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-271)
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Subject Crusades -- Dictionaries.
Europe -- Church history -- Dictionaries.
Europe -- History, Military -- Dictionaries.
Islamic Empire -- History, Military -- Dictionaries.
Genre/Form Church history.
Military history.
Form Electronic book
Author Slack, Corliss Konwiser, 1955- Historical dictionary of the Crusades
ISBN 0810863316 (electronic bk.)
0810865823 (electronic bk.)
9780810863316 (electronic bk.)
9780810865822 (electronic bk.)
OTHER TI Historical dictionary of the Crusades