Contesting the Crusades

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Wiley, 24.02.2006 - 198 Seiten
In this book Norman Housley, one of the most distinguished historians of the medieval period, provides an introduction to the complex history of crusading.



  • Steers readers through the key debates in this popular area of medieval history.

  • Draws on the author’s 30 years’ experience of crusading scholarship.

  • Issues addressed range from the definition of ‘crusade’, through the motivation and intentions of the crusaders, to the consequences of the crusades for European society
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    Über den Autor (2006)

    Norman Housley is Professor of History at the University of Leicester. His previous publications include The Italian Crusades, 12541343 (1982), The Later Crusades: From Lyons to Alcazar 12741580 (1992), and Religious Warfare in Europe, 14001536 (2002).

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