The Oxford History of the Crusades
Edited by Professor Jonathan Riley-Smith
Normal Price: $44.75
Your Price: $40.28 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $4.48! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $2.01 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available, ships in 8-11 days
Oxford History of the Crusades by Professor Jonathan Riley-Smith
Book DescriptionWritten by a team of leading scholars, this fascinating book presents an authoritative and comprehensive history of the Crusades, from the preaching of the First Crusade in 1095 to the legacy of crusading ideas and imagery today. Reflecting the recent developments in crusade historiography, it covers crusading in many different theatres of war. The concepts of apologists, propagandists, song-writers, and poets, and the perceptions and motives of the crusaders themselves are described, as are the emotional and intellectual reactions of the Muslims to Christian holy war. The institutional developments - legal, financial, and structural - which were necessary to the movement's survival - are analysed. Several chapters are devoted to the western settlements established in the eastern Mediterranean region in the wake of the crusades, to the remarkable art and architecture associated with them, and to the military orders. The subject of the later crusades, including the history of the military orders from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries, is given the attention it deserves. And the first steps are taken on to a field that is as yet hardly explored - the survival of the ideas and images of crusading into the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Buy Oxford History of the Crusades book by Professor Jonathan Riley-Smith from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780192803122
(197mm x 129mm x 26mm)
Imprint: Oxford Paperbacks
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 28-Mar-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Customers who bought this also bought...
Books By Author Professor Jonathan Riley-Smith
New Cambridge Medieval History: Volume 4, c.1024-c.1198, Part 2, Paperback (May 2015)
The second 'political' part of the fourth volume of The New Cambridge Medieval History.
New Cambridge Medieval History: Volume 4, c.1024-c.1198, Part 1, Paperback (May 2015)
The first 'religious and cultural' part of the fourth volume of The New Cambridge Medieval History.
Knights Hospitaller in the Levant, C.1070-1309, Hardback (May 2012)» View all books by Professor Jonathan Riley-Smith
A detailed study of this famed religious-military order, written by the world's pre-eminent Crusades historian, and focusing on the years between the First Crusade and the Knights' conquest of Malta.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Oxford History of the Crusades book by Professor Jonathan Riley-Smith and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Professor Jonathan Riley-Smith
Professor Jonathan Riley-Smith is Dixie Professor of Ecclesiastical History at Cambridge University and has been a Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, since 1994. He has published widely on medieval history and the Crusades and his books include What were the Crusades? (1977), The Crusades: idea and reality (1981), The First Crusade and the Idea of Crusading (1986), and The Atlas of the Crusades (1991). He was President of the Society for the Study of the Crusades and the Latin East from 1990 to 1995.
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2017. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.