Perceptions of the Crusades from the Nineteenth to the Twenty-First Century: Engaging the Crusades, Volume One (Hardback) book cover

Perceptions of the Crusades from the Nineteenth to the Twenty-First Century

Engaging the Crusades, Volume One

Edited by Mike Horswell, Jonathan Phillips

Routledge

134 pages

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Engaging the Crusades is a series of volumes which offer windows into a newly emerging field of historical study: the memory and legacy of the crusades. Together these volumes examine the reasons behind the enduring resonance of the crusades and present the memory of crusading in the modern period as a productive, exciting and much needed area of investigation.

Perceptions of the Crusades from the Ninetenth to the Twenty-First Century explores the ways in which the crusades have been used in the last two centuries, including the varying deployment of crusading rhetoric and imagery in both the East and the West. It considers the scope and impact of crusading memory from the nineteenth and into the twentieth century, engaging with nineteenth-century British lending libraries, literary uses of crusading tales, wartime postcard propaganda, memories of Saladin and crusades in the Near East and the works of modern crusade historians.

Demonstrating the breadth of material encompassed by this subject and offering methodological suggestions for continuing its progress, Perceptions of the Crusades from the Ninetenth to the Twenty-First Century is essential reading for modern historians, military historians and historians of memory and medievalism.

Table of Contents

Introduction: engaging the crusades

Jonathan Phillips and Mike Horswell

1) The crusades: nineteenth-century readers' perspectives

Elizabeth Siberry

2) Creating chivalrous imperial crusaders: the crusades in juvenile literature from Scott to Newbolt, 1825–1917

Mike Horswell

3) ‘May God punish England!’: pseudo-crusading language and Holy War motifs in postcards of the First World War

Felix Hinz

4) ‘Unity! Unity between all the inhabitants of our lands!’: the memory and legacy of the crusades and Saladin in the Near East, c.1880 to c.1925

Jonathan Phillips

5) The dead, the revived and the recreated pasts: ‘structural amnesia’ in representations of crusade history

Kristin Skottki

About the Editors

Mike Horswell recently completed his PhD at Royal Holloway, University of London, where he is a Visiting Lecturer. His book – The Rise and Fall of British Crusader Medievalism, c.18251945 – was published in early 2018; he is currently researching and writing about the memory and use of the crusades in the modern era.

Jonathan Phillips is Professor of the History of the Crusades at Royal Holloway, University of London. He has published extensively on the history of the medieval crusades, including works on the Second and Fourth Crusades, and is the editor of the forthcoming Cambridge History of the Crusades. His next book, to be published in 2019, is on the life and legacy of Saladin.

About the Series

Engaging the Crusades

Engaging the Crusades is a series of concise volumes (up to 50,000 words) which offer initial windows into the ways in which the crusades have been used in the last two centuries; demonstrating that the memory of the crusades is an important and emerging subject. Together these studies suggest that the memory of the crusades, in the modern period, is a productive, exciting and much needed area of investigation.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HIS000000
HISTORY / General
HIS010000
HISTORY / Europe / General
HIS015000
HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain
HIS026000
HISTORY / Middle East / General
HIS032000
HISTORY / Europe / Russia & the Former Soviet Union
HIS037050
HISTORY / Modern / 18th Century
HIS037060
HISTORY / Modern / 19th Century