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Title The crusades in the modern world / [edited by] Mike Horswell, Akil N. Awan
Published [Place of publication not identified] : Routledge, 2019
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 150 pages)
Series Engaging the crusades ; v. 2
Contents Introduction: the crusades in the modern world MIKE HORSWELL AND AKIL N. AWAN 1) Weaponising the crusades: justifying terrorism and political violence AKIL N. AWAN 2) Los Caballeros Templarios de Michoacán: Knights Templar identity as a tool for legitimisation and internal discipline PHIL JAMES 3) Medievalism, imagination, and violence: the function and dysfunction of crusading rhetoric in the post-9/11 political world HILARY RHODES 4) The Reconquista revisited: mobilising medieval Iberian history in Spain, Portugal and beyond TIAGO JOÃO QUEIMADA E SILVA 5) The reception of the crusades in the contemporary Catholic Church: 'purification of memory' or medieval nostalgia? MARCO GIARDINI 6) Philatelic depictions of the crusades RACHAEL PYMM 7) Wikipedia and the crusades: constructing and communicating crusading MIKE HORSWELL 8) Engaging the crusades in context: reflections on the ethics of historical work SUSANNA A. THROOP
Summary Engaging the Crusades is a series of volumes which offer windows into a newly-emerging field of historical study: the memory and legacy of the crusades. Together these volumes examine the reasons behind the enduring resonance of the crusades and present the memory of crusading in the modern period as a productive, exciting and much needed area of investigation. The Crusades in the Modern World evaluates a broad range of contemporary uses of the crusades and crusading to answer key questions about crusading today and how the crusades are understood. Each chapter demonstrates how perceptions of the crusades are deployed in causes and conflicts which mark the present, exploring the ways in which those perceptions are constructed and received. Throughout the book there is a focus on the use of crusading rhetoric and imagery to frame and justify violence, including crusading discourses employed by both Islamic fundamentalists and far-right terrorists, and the related deployment of 'Reconquista' rhetoric by populist movements in Europe. The use of the crusades for building national identity is also a recurring theme, while chapters on academic engagement with the crusades and on the ways in which Wikipedia articles on the crusades are created and contested highlight the ongoing production of knowledge about crusading. The Crusades in the Modern World is ideal for scholars of the crusades as well as for military historians and historians of memory
Notes Akil N. Awan is a Senior Lecturer in Modern History, Political Violence and Terrorism at Royal Holloway, University of London. He is Founder and Chair of the Political Science Association's Specialist Group on Political Violence & Terrorism. His books include Radicalisation and Media: Terrorism and Connectivity in the New Media Ecology and Jihadism Transformed: al-Qaeda and Islamic State's Global Battle of Ideas. Mike Horswell completed his PhD at Royal Holloway, university of London, andhis book -The Rise and Fall of British Crusader Medievalism, c.1825-1945 - was published in 2018. He has taught at Royal Holloway, King's College London, and the University of Oxford and is currently researching, teaching and writing on the memory and legacy of the crusades in the modern era, from historiography to popular culture
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Subject Crusades in art
Crusades in literature
Crusades -- Public opinion -- History
Crusades in art.
Crusades in literature.
HISTORY / Europe / General
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Latin America / Mexico
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Awan, Akil N., editor
Horswell, Mike, editor
ISBN 1351250450