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Author Tyerman, Christopher.

Title Fighting for Christendom : holy war and the crusades / Christopher Tyerman
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (247 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents pt. 1. What were the Crusades? Definition ; Crusades in the Eastern Mediterranean ; Crusades in the West ; The impact of the Crusades. -- pt. 2. The causes and consequences of the Crusades. Holy war ; The business of the cross ; Holy lands. -- Conclusion: Crusading our contemporary. -- Chronology. -- Appendix: Crusade historiography
Summary Publisher description: Christopher Tyerman examines the many military operations between 1095 and 1500 that fall under the heading of Wars of the Cross. Beginning with Pope Urban II's dramatic appeal in 1095, Tyerman ranges from the First Crusade--a campaign unrivalled in impact--to the massive expedition lead by Frederick Barbarossa (which ended suddenly when he drowned crossing a river), to the crusade that pitted King Richard I of England against Saladin. Tyerman also discusses lesser expeditions, including the Peasants', Children's, and Shepherds' Crusades. Throughout the book, he clarifies issues of colonialism, cultural exchange, economic exploitation, and the relationship between past and present
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 234-235) and index
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Subject Crusades -- History.
War -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2004276464
ISBN 0191516651 (electronic bk.)
019151750X (electronic bk.)
0192803255 (Cloth)
9780191516658 (electronic bk.)
9780191517501 (electronic bk.)
9780192803252 (Cloth)