9780742538238

The New Concise History of the Crusades

  • ISBN 13:

    9780742538238

  • ISBN 10:

    0742538230

  • Edition: Student
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 11/30/2005
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
  • Newer Edition

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Summary

How have the crusades contributed to Islamist rage and terrorism today? Were the crusades the Christian equivalent of modern jihad? In this sweeping yet crisp history, Thomas F. Madden offers a brilliant and compelling narrative of the crusades and their contemporary relevance. Placing all the major crusades within their medieval social, economic, religious, and intellectual environments, Madden explores the uniquely medieval world that led untold thousands to leave their homes, family, and friends to march in Christ's name to distant lands. From Palestine and Europe's farthest reaches, each crusade is recounted in clear, concise narrative. The author gives special attention as well to the crusades' effects on the Islamic world and the Christian Byzantine East.

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