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.
Contents: A note to our readers; Articles: The relationship between the Gesta Francorum and Peter Tudebode's Historia de Hierosolymitano Itinere: the evidence of a hitherto unexamined manuscript, (St. Catharine's College, Cambridge, 3), Marcus Bull; The First Crusade and the Kingdom of Jerusalem in an unpublished Hebrew dirge, Avraham Gross and Avraham Fraenkel; Alexios, Bohemond, and Byzantium's Euphrates frontier: a tale of two Cretans, John H. Pryor and Michael J. Jeffreys; Conquest, conversion, and heathen customs in Henry of Livonia's Chronicon Livoniae and the Livlandische Reimchronik, Shami Ghosh; Wilbrand of Oldenburg's journey to Syria, Lesser Armenia, Cyprus, and the Holy Land (1211-1212): a new edition, Denys Pringle; Frederick II's Arabic inscription from Jaffa, 1229, Moshe Sharon with Ami Schraeger; Two Crusaders out of luck, Hans Eberhard Mayer; Unpublished notarial acts on Tedisio Doria's voyage to Cyprus and Lesser Armenia, 1294-1295, Antonio Musarra; Who's in charge here? The administration of the Church of Nicosia, 1299-1319, Chris Schabel; Pope Pius II and crusading, Norman Housley. Reviews: Le comte de Tripoli: etat multiculturel et multiconfessionnel (1102-1289), ed. Gerard Dedeyan and Karam Rizk, with preface by Jean Richard (Kevin James Lewis); Crusading and Chronicle Writing on the Medieval Baltic Frontier: A Companion to the Chronicle of Henry of Livonia, ed. Marek Tamm, Linda Kaljundi, and Carsten Selch Jensen (Mary Fischer); Nicholas Coureas, The Latin Church in Cyprus, 1313-1378 (Andrew Jotischky); Fortresses of the Intellect: Ismaili and Other Islamic Studies in Honour of Farhad Daftary, ed. Omar Ali-de-Unzaga (Alex Mallett); Matthew Gabriele, An Empire of Memory: The Legend of Charlemagne, the Franks, and Jerusalem before the First Crusade (Marcus Bull); Identities and Allegiances in the Eastern Mediterranean after 1204, ed. Judith Herrin and Guillaume Saint-Guillain (Paul Stephenson); Jacques de Vitry, Histoire orientale. Historia orientalis, ed. and trans. (into modern French) Jean Donnadieu (Francois-Olivier Touati);The Proceedings against the Templars in the British Isles, 2 vols. Volume 1: The Latin Text; Volume 2: Translation, ed. and trans. Helen J. Nicholson (Jonathan Riley-Smith); Jurgen Sarnowsky, Die Templer (Jochen Burgtorf); Miriam Rita Tessera, Orientalis ecclesia. Papato, Chiesa e regno latino di Gerusalemme (1099-1187) (G.A. Loud); Susanna A. Throop, Crusading as an Act of Vengeance, 1095-1216 (C. Matthew Phillips); Christopher Tyerman, The Debate on the Crusades (Christoph T. Maier); James Waterson, The Ismaili Assassins - A History of Medieval Murder (James D. Ryan); John Zimmer, Werner Meyer, and Letizia Boscardin, Krak des Chevaliers in Syrien. Archaologie und Bauforschung 2003 bis 2007 (Mathias Piana); Short Notices; Julian Chrysostomides, Byzamtium and Venice, 1204-1453, ed. Michael Heslop and Charalmbos Dendrinos; Crusades - Medieval Worlds in Conflict, ed. Thomas F. Madden, James L. Naus, and Vincent Ryan; On the Margins of Crusading. The Military Orders, the Papacy and the Christian World, ed. Helen J. Nicholson; La Papaute et les croisades / The Papacy and the Crusades. Actes du VIIe Congres de la Society for the Study of the Crusades and the Latin East / Proceedings of the VIIth Conference of the Society for the Study of the Crusades and the Latin East, ed. Michel Balard; Jurgen Sarnowsky, On the Military Orders in Medieval Europe. Structures and Perceptions; Bulletin No. 32 of the SSCLE.