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Byzantium and the Crusades / Jonathan Harris.

Author/Creator:
Harris, Jonathan, author.
Publication:
London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2014.
Format/Description:
Book
xiv, 270 pages ; 24 cm
Edition:
Second edition.
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Subjects:
Crusades.
Byzantine Empire -- Foreign relations -- 1081-1453.
Diplomatic relations.
Byzantine Empire.
Summary:
"This new edition of Byzantium and the Crusades provides a fully-revised and updated version of Jonathan Harris's landmark text in the field of Byzantine and crusader history. The book offers a chronological exploration of Byzantium and the outlook of its rulers during the time of the Crusades. It argues that one of the main keys to Byzantine interaction with Western Europe, the Crusades and the crusader states can be found in the nature of the Byzantine Empire and the ideology which underpinned it, rather than in any generalised hostility between the peoples. Taking recent scholarship into account, this new edition includes an updated notes section and bibliography, as well as significant additions to the text: new material on the role of religious differences after 1100, a detailed discussion of economic, social and religious changes that took place in 12th-century Byzantine relations with the west, in-depth coverage of Byzantium and the Crusades during the 13th century, new maps, illustrations, genealogical tables and a timeline of key dates. Byzantium and the Crusades is an important contribution to the historiography by a major scholar in the field that should be read by anyone interested in Byzantine and crusader history"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Introduction
The empire of Christ
The power behind the throne
Response to crisis
The passage of the First Crusade
Jerusalem and Antioch
The friend of the Latins
Andronicus the Tyrant
Iron instead of gold
Paralysis and extortion
The Rivers of Babylon
And so the land is lost!
Epilogue : impact.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Constance L. Rosenthal Book Fund.
Contributor:
Constance L. Rosenthal Book Fund.
ISBN:
1780938314
9781780937670 (hardback)
1780937679 (hardback)
9781780938318 (paperback)
9781780936710 (ePUB)
9781780937366 (ePDF)
OCLC:
881824054
Publisher Number:
99960107970