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The study of the crusades is one of the most thriving areas of medieval history. This collection of seventeen further essays by leading researchers in the field reflects the best of contemporary scholarship. The subjects handled are remarkably wide-ranging, focusing on the history of the Latin East and its place in the context of Mediterranean trade and Near Eastern political developments. Chronologically, the essays range from the initial settlements at the time of the First Crusade to the way in which historians in more recent centuries have chosen to reconstruct the medieval epoch. Together with its companion volume, The Experience of Crusading: Volume 1, The Experience of Crusading - edited by Marcus Bull and Norman Housley - this collection has been published to celebrate the 65th birthday of Jonathan Riley-Smith, the leading British historian of the crusades. The volume includes an appreciation of his contribution to the study of the Latin East.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521781510
ISBN-10: 0521781515
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Pages: 328
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 23-Jun-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Peter W. Edbury

Peter Edbury is Professor of History, Cardiff University. Jonathan Phillips is Senior Lecturer in History, Royal Holloway, University of London.

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