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The first crusade a new history by Thomas S Asbridge

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Published by Oxford University Press in New York .
Written in English


  • Crusades -- First, 1096-1099

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StatementThomas Asbridge
The Physical Object
Pagination408 p. :
Number of Pages408
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18213044M
ISBN 100195189051

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The First Crusade (–) was the first of a number of crusades that attempted to recapture the Holy Land, called for by Pope Urban II at the Council of Clermont in Urban called for a military expedition to aid the Byzantine Empire, which had recently lost most of Anatolia to the Seljuq cyrusofficial.comon: Mostly Levant and Anatolia. Mar 24,  · The First Crusade: The Call from the East [Peter Frankopan] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. According to tradition, the First Crusade began at the instigation of Pope Urban II and culminated in July /5(13). On the last Tuesday of November , Pope Urban II delivered an electrifying speech that launched the First Crusade. His words set Christendom afire. Some , men, from knights to paupers, took up the call--the largest mobilization of manpower since the fall of the Roman Empire. Now, in The First Crusade, Thomas Asbridge offers a gripping account of a titanic three-year adventure filled 4/5(11). The First Crusade: the chronicle of Fulcher of Chartres and other source materials / edited by Edward Peters. - 2nd ed. p. cm. - (Middle Ages series) Chronicle, Book I. ever, out of pity, He protected us in His strong arm. "For blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!"3. s.

The First Crusade marked a watershed in relations between Islam and the West, a conflict that set these two world religions on a course toward deep-seated animosity and enduring enmity. The chilling reverberations of this earth-shattering clash still echo in the world today. The First Crusade and the establishment of the Latin states Background and context. Although still backward when compared with the other civilizations of the Mediterranean basin, western Europe had become a significant power by the end of the 11th century. It was composed of several kingdoms loosely describable as feudal. Historia Hierosolymitana is a chronicle of the First Crusade by one Robert the Monk (Robertus Monachus), written between c. – Robert has been identified with a prior of Senuc and former abbot of Saint-Remi, who lived c. – ; hence he is also referred to as Robert of Reims or Robert of Saint-Remi (Robertus Remensis). Feb 03,  · His book has much the same effect. In his project to give fuller credit to those Byzantine and Turkish leaders who actually caused the First Crusade, 5/5.

Although it is called the First Crusade, no one saw themselves as a "crusader." The term crusade is an early 12th century term that first appears in Latin over years after the "first" crusade. Nor did the "crusaders" see themselves as the first, since they did not know there would be more. Sep 01,  · Thomas Asbridge's book The first Crusade, A New History, offers the reader a well-written and fast-moving chronicle of the First Crusade and the events leading up to it. The book is very readable and covers the period with enough detail to acquaint the reader with significant events while moving at a pace that encourages you to want by: This comprehensive work of cultural history gives us something we have never had: a view of the Crusades as seen through Muslim eyes. With breathtaking command of medieval Muslim sources as well as the vast literature on medieval European and Muslim culture, Carole Hillenbrand has produced a book that shows not only how the Crusades were perceived by the Muslims, but how the Crusades affected 4/5(2). Note: Citations are based on reference standards. However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied.