The Crusades 1095-1197
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The idea of the crusade remains a potent one.In this compelling account, Jonathan Philips moves away from modern constructs and possible misconceptions of the crusades, to explore the origins and development of the idea in its historical context.

Through a mixture of narrative and thematic chapters, the book provides both an outline of key events and issues in the history o...more
Paperback, 248 pages
Published July 5th 2002 by Routledge
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Oct 31, 2013 Georgene rated it 4 of 5 stars
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A brief history of the first three Crusades and what brought the West into Asia to fight a "Holy War". Fairly easy to understand with a list of people who were pertinent to the times of the Crusades.
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Dr. Jonathan Phillips is Professor of Crusading History in the Department of History, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK. His scholarly contributions to the crusades include the books Defenders of the Holy Land: Relations Between the Latin East and West, 1119-1187, The Crusades, 1095-1197, and most recently, The Fourth Crusade and the Sack of Constantinople. His articles have appeared in a n...more
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