Fighting for Christendom

Fighting for Christendom

Holy War and the Crusades

eBook - 2004
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Publisher description: Christopher Tyerman examines the many military operations between 1095 and 1500 that fall under the heading of Wars of the Cross. Beginning with Pope Urban II's dramatic appeal in 1095, Tyerman ranges from the First Crusade--a campaign unrivalled in impact--to the massive expedition lead by Frederick Barbarossa (which ended suddenly when he drowned crossing a river), to the crusade that pitted King Richard I of England against Saladin. Tyerman also discusses lesser expeditions, including the Peasants', Children's, and Shepherds' Crusades. Throughout the book, he clarifies issues of colonialism, cultural exchange, economic exploitation, and the relationship between past and present.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004
ISBN: 9780191516658
0191516651
9780192803252
0192803255
9780191517501
019151750X
0192803255
Characteristics: 1 online resource (247 pages) : illustrations, maps

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