The Second Crusade: Extending the Frontiers of Christendom

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Yale University Press, 2007 - 364 Seiten

The Second Crusade (1145-1149) was an extraordinarily bold attempt to overcome unbelievers on no less than three fronts. Crusader armies set out to defeat Muslims in the Holy Land and in Iberia as well as pagans in northeastern Europe. But, to the shock and dismay of a society raised on the triumphant legacy of the First Crusade, only in Iberia did they achieve any success. This book, the first in 140 years devoted to the Second Crusade, fills a major gap in our understanding of the Crusades and their importance in medieval European history.

Historian Jonathan Phillips draws on the latest developments in Crusade studies to cast new light on the origins, planning, and execution of the Second Crusade, some of its more radical intentions, and its unprecedented ambition. With original insights into the legacy of the First Crusade and the roles of Pope Eugenius III and King Conrad III of Germany, Phillips offers the definitive work on this neglected Crusade that, despite its failed objectives, exerted a profound impact across Europe and the eastern Mediterranean.

 

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Ongoing Contact between the Latin East and the West and the Development of Crusading 10991145
1
The Legacy of the First Crusade in Writing Reputations and Architecture
17
Quantum praedecessores The Crusade Appeal of Pope Eugenius III Context and Content
37
The Launch of the Second Crusade Bourges Vezelay and the Preaching Message of Bernard of Clairvaux
61
Bernards Preaching Tour to Flanders and Germany the Attacks on the Jews and the Recruitment of King Conrad III
80
People Practicalities and Motivation
99
The Final Preparations of Louis and Conrad Diplomacy Regency and Ceremonial
115
The Conquest of Lisbon
136
The Crusade at Antioch and the Siege of Damascus
207
The Wendish Crusade
228
Crusading in Iberia Almeria Jaen Tortosa and Lerida
244
The Aftermath of the Second Crusade in the Holy Land and the West
269
Translation of Quantum praedecessores
280
Translation of Chavelier mult estes guariz
283
Notes
285
Bibliography
330

Conrads March to Constantinople and into Asia Minor
168
The March to Louis VII to Constantinople and into Asia Minor
185

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Jonathan Phillips is Professor of Crusading History, Royal Holloway, University of London. He has published extensively on the subject, including The Crusades, 1095?1197 and The Fourth Crusade and the Sack of Constantinople. He lives in Berkshire, UK.

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