This is the first comprehensive study of the use, abuse and development of the crusade image in popular and high culture in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Drawing upon a diverse range of sources, mainly from the British Isles, but with parallels from Western Europe and North America, the author shows the different approaches to the history of the crusading movement and crusade images taken by the historian, composer, artist and author.
Table of Contents
Contents: Introduction; Crusade historiography; The Crusade ancestor and hero; Travellers and plenipotentiaries; Crusading warfare; First world war; A Crusade miscellany; Scott and the Crusades; Literature and the Crusades; Popular historical fiction and tales for children; Art and the Crusades; Music and the Crusades; Conclusion; Appendix A: Wiffen’s list of English Crusaders; Appendix B: Sir William Hillary’s Crusade pamphlet; Appendix C: List of works in the Salles des Croisades at Versailles; Select bibliography; Index.
'...informative, useful and often entertaining study...' English Historical Review '... will prove useful both to graduate students and advanced researchers... Siberry touches virtually every current of thought and emotion... Elizabeth Siberry deserves credit... a treasure-house of crusade memorabilia.' Crusades