Crusades covers seven hundred years from the First Crusade (1095-1102) to the fall of Malta (1798) and draws together scholars working on theatres of war, their home fronts and settlements from the Baltic to Africa and from Spain to the Near East and on theology, law, literature, art, numismatics and economic, social, political and military history. Routledge publishes this journal for The Society for the Study of the Crusades and the Latin East. Particular attention is given to the publication of historical sources in all relevant languages - narrative, homiletic and documentary - in trustworthy editions, but studies and interpretative essays are welcomed too. Crusades appears in both print and online editions.
This first edition of the journal includes contributions from Jonathan Riley-Smith refecting on the number of knights who participated in the First Crusade and the number of casualties and Peter W. Edbury on Fiefs and Vassals in the Kingdom of Jerusalem: from the Twelfth Century to the Thirteenth.
Table of Contents
Jean Richard, 'De Jean-Baptiste Mailly à Joseph-François Michaud: un moment de l'historigraphie des croisades (1774-1841)'
Jonathan Riley-Smith, 'Casualties and the Number of Knights on the First Crusade'
Susan Reynolds, 'Fiefs and Vassals in Twelfth-century Jerusalem: a View from the West'
Peter W. Edbury, 'Fiefs and Vassals in the Kingdom of Jerusalem: from the Twelfth Century to the Thirteenth'
Miriam Tessera: ' "Prudentes homines… qui sensus habebant magis exercitatos": a Preliminary Enquiry into William of Tyre's Vocabulary of Power'
Johannes A. Mol, 'Frisian fighters and the Crusade'
Daniella Talmon-Heller, '"The Cited Tales of the Wondrous Doings of the Shaykhs of the Holy Land" by Diya' al-Din Abu 'Abd Allah Muhammad b. 'Abd al-Wahid al-Maqdisi (569/1173 – 643/1245): Text, Translation and Commentary'
Robert Kool, 'Coins at Vadum Jacob: New Evidence on the Circulation of Money in the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem during the Second Half of the Twelfth Century'
Cyril Aslanov, 'Languages in Contact in the Frankish Levant'
Nancy Bisaha, 'Pius II's Letter to Sultan Mehmed II: A Reexamination'
Benjamin Z. Kedar, Hebrew University, Israel; Jonathan Phillips, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK; Jonathan Riley-Smith, University of Cambridge, UK with Nikolaos G. Chrissis, University of Athens, Greece.