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.
Table of Contents
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
Peter Lock is Professor of History at York St John University College. He is a fellow of both the Royal Historical Society and the Society of Antiquaries. He is co-author of The Archaeology of Medieval Greece (1996) and author of The Franks in the Aegean, 1204-1500 (1995)
'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