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The First Crusade and the Idea of Crusading
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The First Crusade and the Idea of Crusading (Paperback)

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This book presents a complete analysis of the First Crusade, including the latest research and a new introduction. In this classic work, Jonathan Riley-Smith considers the realities of the events surrounding the beginning of the crusading age. He discusses the launching of the First Crusade, Pope Urban's message, the practical experience of the crusaders and the interpretation of this experience by historians since. A brand new introduction places the work in the context of changing thought and research by medieval historians. This includes both advances made in the development of crusading theory and theology as well as the politics of the Middle Ages. This book represents the best scholarship available and will be of great value to all students of the period.

History & PoliticsHistory General & TheoryGeneral & world historyHistory & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalEarly history: c 500 to c 1450-1500History & PoliticsMilitary HistoryCrusadesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesReligion & BeliefsReligion: generalReligious issues & debates Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Publication Date: 30/09/2009 ISBN-13: 9780826439246  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Jonathan Riley-Smith is Emeritus Professor of Ecclesiastical History, University of Cambridge. His many publications on the Crusades include What Were the Crusades?, The Oxford History of the Crusades and Hospitallers.

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