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What Were the Crusades?

J Riley-Smith

What Were the Crusades?

J Riley-Smith

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Since the first edition of this book in 1977, a number of historians have built on Professor Riley-Smith's conclusions. Their research has been incorporated into this work, which deals with the legitimizing authority of the papacy, the role of Military Orders and the crusade vow.

- Publisher Few attempts had been made to define 'the crusade' before the first edition of this book was published in 1977. Since then a number of historians have built on Professor Riley-Smith's conclusions. Their research has been incorporated into this second edition, which remains a starting point for any study of the crusading movement. The book deals with the legitimising authority of the papacy, the nature of the crusade vow and of the privilege accorded to crusaders, the developments of the indulgence, and the role of Military Orders.

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About "What Were the Crusades?"

Since the first edition of this book in 1977, a number of historians have built on Professor Riley-Smith's conclusions. Their research has been incorporated into this work, which deals with the legitimizing authority of the papacy, the role of Military Orders and the crusade vow.
- Publisher

Few attempts had been made to define 'the crusade' before the first edition of this book was published in 1977. Since then a number of historians have built on Professor Riley-Smith's conclusions. Their research has been incorporated into this second edition, which remains a starting point for any study of the crusading movement. The book deals with the legitimising authority of the papacy, the nature of the crusade vow and of the privilege accorded to crusaders, the developments of the indulgence, and the role of Military Orders.
- Publisher

Meet the Author

J Riley-Smith

Jonathan Riley-Smith is Dixie Professor of Ecclesiastical History, University of Cambridge, and Fellow of Emmanuel College.

Table Of Contents

  • Preface - Preface To The Second Edition - What Were The Crusades? - A Just
  • Cause - A Just Cause For War - Crusades To The Near East - Crusades In
  • Spain - Crusades In Northeastern Europe - Crusades Against Schismatics And
  • Heretics - Crusades Against Lay Powers In The West - A Case For The
  • Crusade - Legitimate Authority - Papal Authorisation - Peace In
  • Christendom - Preaching - Finance - Strategy - Control - Who Were The
  • Crusades? - The Vow - Privileges - Who Were The Crusades? - Geoffrey
  • Sergines - The Military Orders - When Were The Crusades? - Selected
  • Bibliography Of Secondary Works - A List Of Original Sources - Index

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 146162
  • Product Code 0333567692
  • EAN 9780333567692
  • Pages 112
  • Department Academic
  • Category History
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Macmillan Publishers
  • Publication Date Mar 1992
  • Dimensions 216 x 138 x 6 mm
  • Weight 0.157kg

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