The Medieval Crusade

The Medieval Crusade

Edited by Susan J. Ridyard

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Boydell Press

Overview

Overview

Papers on major themes in current scholarly work on the medieval crusade, including the Templars and Jewish-Christian polemics.
These papers explore major themes in recent scholarship on the medieval crusade and its religious, political and cultural context, re-evaluating the issue of "were the Templars guilty?" and suggesting their problem was one of organisation; one study looks at the impact and effect of the crusade on Jewish-Christian relations, another at crusaders and their interaction with indigenous Christians in the county of Edessa as a case study of developments in other crusader states; and there are papers on Peter the Hermit, on the political and religious context and impact of the Fourth Crusade, on the influence of the crusade on Piers Plowman, and on the political context for the failure of crusading ideals in fifteenth-century Burgundy.

Contributors ALFRED ANDREA, ROBERT CHAZAN, KELLY DEVRIES, CHRISTOPHER McEVITT, THOMAS MADDEN, JONATHAN RILEY-SMITH, WILLIAM E. ROGERS, JAY RUBINSTEIN

SUSAN J. RIDYARD is Professor of History, University of the South.

Details

November 2004
187 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
ISBN: 9781843830870
Format: Hardback
Boydell Press
BIC HBJD1, 1D, 2AB, 3H
BISAC HIS037010
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Table of Contents

Introduction, The Crusades: Sources, Impact and Context - Jonathan Phillips
Latin and Hebrew Crusade Chronicles: Some Shared Themes - Robert Chazan
Crusading in Christian-Jewish Polemics - Robert Chazan
How, or How Much, to Reevaluate Peter the Hermit - Jay C. Rubenstein
Christian Authority in the Latin East: Edessa in Crusader History - Christopher MacEvitt
Venice, the Papacy and the Crusades before 1204 - Thomas F Madden
Innocent III, the Fourth Crusade, and the Coming Apocalypse - Alfred Andrea
Were the Templars Guilty? -
The Structures of the Orders of the Temple and the Hospital in c. 1291 -
The C-revisions and the Crusades in Piers Plowman - William E Rogers
The Failure of Philip the Good to Fulfill his Crusade Promise of 1454 - Kelly DeVries

Reviews

This is a stimulating collection of essays and a volume which is essential for any serious student of the crusades. CRUSDAES

A wide-ranging and well-produced collection. EHR

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