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Crusading and the Crusader States

Crusading and the Crusader States
Author: Andrew Jotischky
ISBN 13: 9780582418516
ISBN 10: 582418518
Edition: 1
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: 2004-10-15
Format: Paperback
Pages: 336
List Price: $62.95

This book explores the causes of the Christian idea of holy war and the nature of the first European colonial settlement in the near east.

  • Explores how the idea of holy war emerged from the troubled Church of the 11th century, and why Jerusalem and the Holy Land were so important to Europeans
  • Follows the progress of the major crusading expeditions down to 1336, and offers insights into their continuing failure, charting the development of new attitudes towards Islam and the Muslims
  • Covers the first European settlement in the Near East, looking at the hybrid society created by the Crusades in the East ¿ its art and architecture, legal systems, economy and political institutions
  • Uses the most recent research to provide a broad-ranging account of a topic of vital importance for the study of the past and the understanding of the present