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Title:
The Crusades
Author:
Stalcup, Brenda.
Publication Information:
San Diego, Calif. : Greenhaven Press, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
258 pages ; 23 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
The origins of the Holy Wars -- Why participants went on the Crusades -- Social changes and cultural influences of the Crusades -- Were the Crusades a success? -- The legacy of the Crusades.
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ISBN:
9781565109933

9781565109926
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Summary

Provides a thorough overview of varied aspects of the Crusades. Essays explore the historical events that led to the Crusades, the impact of the crusading movement and of the settlement of the crusader kingdoms in the Middle East, and the Crusades' long-lasting influence on western society. Readings are supplemented by an appendix of primary source documents that present the Crusades in the words of those who actually experienced them. Documents include voices from all sides involved in the Holy Wars. Includes a historical essay and chronology. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)


Summary

Provides a thorough overview of varied aspects of the Crusades. Essays explore the historical events that led to the Crusades, the impact of the crusading movement and of the settlement of the crusader kingdoms in the Middle East, and the Crusades' long-lasting influence on western society. Readings are supplemented by an appendix of primary source documents that present the Crusades in the words of those who actually experienced them. Documents include voices from all sides involved in the Holy Wars. Includes a historical essay and chronology. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


Table of Contents

Alfred DugganSidney PainterRobert PayneMarcus BullHans Eberhard MayerRonald C. FinucaneJonathan Riley-SmithHenry TreeceNorman P. ZacourAntony BridgeR.C. SmailRonald C. FinucaneHilmar C. KruegerMartin ErbstosserT.A. Archer and Charles Lethbridge KingsfordJames A. BrundageSteven RuncimanJ.J. SaundersJoshua PrawerKaren ArmstrongAlfred DugganSidney PainterRobert PayneMarcus BullHans Eberhard MayerRonald C. FinucaneJonathan Riley-SmithHenry TreeceNorman P. ZacourAntony BridgeR.C. SmailRonald C. FinucaneHilmar C. KruegerMartin ErbstosserT.A. Archer and Charles Lethbridge KingsfordJames A. BrundageSteven RuncimanJ.J. SaundersJoshua PrawerKaren Armstrong
Forewordp. 9
Introductionp. 11
A Brief History of the Crusadesp. 14
Chapter 1 The Origins of the Holy Wars
1. An Upheaval of Empiresp. 40
2. The Feudal System and Church Reformp. 50
3. The Importance of Pope Urban IIp. 58
4. The Pilgrimage Origins of the Crusadesp. 63
5. Economic Factorsp. 73
Chapter 2 Why Participants Went on the Crusades
1. A Variety of Reasons for Crusadingp. 79
2. Taking the Cross: Responsibilities and Rewardsp. 85
3. The Military Ordersp. 93
4. Religious Hysteria Led to Participationp. 99
Chapter 3 Social Changes and Cultural Influences of the Crusades
1. Life in the Crusader Kingdomsp. 109
2. Relations Between Eastern and Western Christiansp. 119
3. The Crusades' Impact on Women and Jewsp. 125
4. Expansion of Tradep. 135
5. An Influx of Knowledge from the Eastp. 143
Chapter 4 Were the Crusades a Success?
1. The Crusades Were Successfulp. 153
2. The Crusades Were a Partial Successp. 157
3. The Crusades Were a Failurep. 161
Chapter 5 The Legacy of the Crusades
1. The Crusades Led to the Decay of Near Eastern Civilizationp. 175
2. The Crusades Precipitated the Discovery of the New Worldp. 183
3. The Crusades Gave Rise to the Modern Conflict in the Middle Eastp. 188
Map: Europe at the Time of the Crusadesp. 203
Appendix Excerpts from Original Documents Pertaining to the Crusadesp. 204
Discussion Questionsp. 235
Chronologyp. 239
For Further Researchp. 249
Indexp. 252
Forewordp. 9
Introductionp. 11
A Brief History of the Crusadesp. 14
Chapter 1 The Origins of the Holy Wars
1. An Upheaval of Empiresp. 40
2. The Feudal System and Church Reformp. 50
3. The Importance of Pope Urban IIp. 58
4. The Pilgrimage Origins of the Crusadesp. 63
5. Economic Factorsp. 73
Chapter 2 Why Participants Went on the Crusades
1. A Variety of Reasons for Crusadingp. 79
2. Taking the Cross: Responsibilities and Rewardsp. 85
3. The Military Ordersp. 93
4. Religious Hysteria Led to Participationp. 99
Chapter 3 Social Changes and Cultural Influences of the Crusades
1. Life in the Crusader Kingdomsp. 109
2. Relations Between Eastern and Western Christiansp. 119
3. The Crusades' Impact on Women and Jewsp. 125
4. Expansion of Tradep. 135
5. An Influx of Knowledge from the Eastp. 143
Chapter 4 Were the Crusades a Success?
1. The Crusades Were Successfulp. 153
2. The Crusades Were a Partial Successp. 157
3. The Crusades Were a Failurep. 161
Chapter 5 The Legacy of the Crusades
1. The Crusades Led to the Decay of Near Eastern Civilizationp. 175
2. The Crusades Precipitated the Discovery of the New Worldp. 183
3. The Crusades Gave Rise to the Modern Conflict in the Middle Eastp. 188
Map: Europe at the Time of the Crusadesp. 203
Appendix Excerpts from Original Documents Pertaining to the Crusadesp. 204
Discussion Questionsp. 235
Chronologyp. 239
For Further Researchp. 249
Indexp. 252

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