The Crusades

The Crusades

A History of Armed Pilgrimage and Holy War

Book - 2003
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The Crusades were pilgrimages for some, for others an excuse for pillaging. This volume tells of an institution that for over three centuries periodically disrupted Europeon history, troubled Christian consciences and embittered Muslim attitudes towards the West. It offers portraits of the major personalities who took part, from Godfrey of Bouillon, the first Latin ruler of Jerusalem, to Etienne the visionary French peasant boy who inspired the tragic Children's Crusade, and shows how the Crusades helped shape Europe, the modern world and relations between Christian and Muslim countries to this day. Hindley focuses on several themes, including women as pilgrims, rulers and warriors, the Knights Templar as pioneer bankers and international trade across religious frontiers.
Publisher: London : Constable, 2003
ISBN: 9781841195971
1841195979
Branch Call Number: 909.07 Hin
Characteristics: xx, 300 p. : ill., maps

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