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.
Issue 4 of Crusades kicks off with Graham Loud's reflections on the failure of the Second Crusade and also features Susan Edgington's administrative regulations for the Hospital of St John in Jerusalem dating from the 1180s.
Graham A. Loud, 'Some reflections on the failure of the Second Crusade'
Anthony Luttrell, 'Ermengol de Aspa, Provisor of the Hospital: 1188'
Susan B. Edgington, 'Administrative regulations for the Hospital of St John in Jerusalem dating from the 1180s'
Thomas Licence, 'The Templars and the Hospitallers, Christ and the Saints'
Mary Fischer, 'The Books of the Maccabees and the Teutonic Order'
David Jacoby, 'Aspects of everyday life in Frankish Acre'
Iris Shagrir, 'The naming patterns of the inhabitants of Frankish Acre'
Moshe Sharon, 'Vassal and fasal: the evidence of the Farkhah inscription from 608/1210'
R.B.C. Huygens, 'Inventio Patriarcharum'
Reports on Recent Excavations: The Church of St John in Acre (Eliezer Stern) Latrun (Adrian Boas)