The First Crusade and the Idea of Crusading

by Professor Jonathan Riley-Smith

The First Crusade and the Idea of Crusading Synopsis

This book presents a complete analysis of the First Crusade, including the latest research and a new introduction. In this classic work, Jonathan Riley-Smith considers the realities of the events surrounding the beginning of the crusading age. He discusses the launching of the First Crusade, Pope Urban's message, the practical experience of the crusaders and the interpretation of this experience by historians since. A brand new introduction places the work in the context of changing thought and research by medieval historians. This includes both advances made in the development of crusading theory and theology as well as the politics of the Middle Ages. This book represents the best scholarship available and will be of great value to all students of the period.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780826439246
Publication date: 30th September 2009
Author: Professor Jonathan Riley-Smith
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd. an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 272 pages
Categories: Crusades, General & world history, Early history: c 500 to c 1450/1500,

About Professor Jonathan Riley-Smith

Jonathan Riley-Smith is Emeritus Professor of Ecclesiastical History, University of Cambridge. His many publications on the Crusades include What Were the Crusades?, The Oxford History of the Crusades and Hospitallers.

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