A compilation of facts, figures, maps, family trees, summaries of the major crusades and their historiography, the Routledge Companion to the Crusades spans a broad chronological range from the eleventh to the eighteenth century, and gives a chronological framework and context for modern research on the crusading movement.
Not just a history of the Crusades, but an overview of the logistical, economic, social and biographical history, this is a core text for students of history and religious studies.
'This book begins with an excellent chronological outline … full of interesting detail … this is a comprehensive work on a vast topic that incorporates an awe-inspiring level of detailed knowledge in a manner that is easily accessible.' – Reference Reviews
'This is a most helpful book that one wishes to see in the hands of every student and scholar who studies the crusades … For all history libraries' – International Review of Biblical Studies, Germany
1. Historians and the Crusades 2. Sources 3. Crusading through the Milliennium 4. Preaching and Propaganda: Holy Wars, East and West 5. Leadership 6. The Crusader States 7. The Church and Crusader States 8. Religious and Military Orders 9. Economic and Social Effects of the Crusading Movement 10. Copinage of the Crusades 11. Art and Architecture 12. Archaeology of the Crusades
Routledge Companions to History offer perfect reference guides to key historical events and eras, providing everything that the student or general reader needs to know.
These comprehensive guides include essential apparatus for navigating through specific topics in a clear and straightforward manner – including introductory articles, biographies and chronologies – to provide accessible and indispensable surveys crammed with vital information valuable for beginner and expert alike.