The Crusades: A History (Paperback)

The Crusades: A History By Jonathan Riley-Smith, Susanna A. Throop Cover Image

The Crusades: A History (Paperback)


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This fully updated and expanded edition of The Crusades: A History provides an authoritative exploration of one of the most significant topics in medieval and religious history. From the First Crusade right up to the present day, Jonathan Riley-Smith and Susanna Throop investigate the phenomenon of crusading and the crusaders themselves.

Now in its 4th edition, this landmark text includes:

- A new and more balanced book structure with updated terminology designed to help instructors and students alike
- Deliberate incorporation of a wider range of historical perspectives, including Byzantine and Islamic historiographies, crusading against Christians and within Europe, women and gender, and the crusades in the context of Afro-Eurasian history
- A dramatically expanded discussion of crusading from the sixteenth through twenty-first centuries
- A fully up-to-date bibliographic essay
- Additional textboxes, maps, and images

The Crusades: A History is the definitive text on the subject for students and scholars alike.
Jonathan Riley-Smith was Emeritus Dixie Professor of Ecclesiastical History at the University of Cambridge, UK. His many publications on the Crusades include What Were the Crusades? (2009), The Crusades, Christianity and Islam (2008) and The First Crusade and the Idea of Crusading (1986). Susanna A. Throop was Professor and Department Chair of History at Ursinus College, USA. She is the author of The Crusades: An Epitome (2018) and Crusading as an Act of Vengeance, 1095-1216 (2011). She is also the co-editor of The Crusades and Visual Culture (2015) and Vengeance in the Middle Ages (2010).
Product Details ISBN: 9781350028616
ISBN-10: 1350028614
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publication Date: February 23rd, 2023
Pages: 480
Language: English