God's war : a new history of the Crusades

Published
  • London : Allen Lane 2006
Physical description
xvi, 1024 p., [16] p. of plates : col. ill., maps ; 24 cm.
ISBN
  • 0713992204 (hbk.)
  • 9780713992205 (hbk.)
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 923-990) and index.
Contents
  • The First Crusade. The origins of Christian holy war -- The summons to Jerusalem -- The march to Constantinople -- The road to the Holy Sepulchre -- Frankish Outremer. The foundation of Christian Outremer -- The Latin states -- East is east and east is west: Outremer in the twelfth century -- The Second Crusade. A new path to salvation? Western Christendom and holy war, 1100-1145 -- God's bargain: summoning the Second Crusade -- 'The spirit of the pilgrim God': fighting the Second Crusade -- The Third Crusade. 'A great cause for mourning': the revival of crusading and the Third Crusade -- The call of the Cross -- To the siege of Acre -- The Palestine War, 1191-2 -- The Fourth Crusade. 'Ehud's sharpened sword' -- The Fourth Crusade: preparations -- The Fourth Crusade: diversion -- The expansion of crusading. The Albigensian Crusades, 1209-29 -- The Fifth Crusade, 1213-21 -- Frontier crusades 1: conquest in Spain -- Frontier crusades 2: the Baltic and the North -- The defence of Outremer. Survival and decline: the Frankish Holy Land in the thirteenth century -- The defence of the Holy Land, 1221-44 -- Louis IX and the fall of mainland Outremer, 1244-91 -- The later crusades. The eastern crusades in the later Middle Ages -- The crusade and Christian society in the later Middle Ages.
Subject
Genre
  • Bibliography
  • Illustrated
Language
  • English

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