Fighting for Christendom [electronic resource] : holy war and the crusades / Christopher Tyerman.
- Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
1 online resource (264 p.)
- Crusades -- History.
War -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
- Electronic books.
- Crusading fervour gripped Europe for over 200 years, creating one of the most extraordinary, vivid episodes in world history. Whether the Crusades are regarded as the most romantic of Christian expeditions, or the last of the barbarian invasions, they have fascinated generations ever since, and their legacy of ideas and imagery has resonated through the centuries, inspiring Hollywood movies and great works of literature. Even today, to invoke the Crusades is to stir deep cultural. myths, assumptions and prejudices. With customary flair and originality, Christopher Tyerman picks his way through
- Contents; List of Maps; List of Illustrations; Introduction; PART ONE: What Were the Crusades?; 1. Definition; 2. Crusades in the Eastern Mediterranean; 3. Crusades in the West; 4. The Impact of the Crusades; PART TWO: The Causes and Consequences of the Crusades; 5. Holy War; 6. The Business of the Cross; 7. Holy Lands; Conclusion: Crusading Our Contemporary; Chronology; Appendix: Crusade Historiography; A Very Short Reading List; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z;
- Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 234-235) and index.
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