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For the last 150 years the historiography of the Crusades has been dominated by nationalist and colonialist discourses in Europe and the Levant. These modern histories have interpreted the Crusades in terms of dichotomous camps, Frankish and Muslim. In this revisionist study, Ronnie Ellenblum presents an interpretation of Crusader historiography that instead defines military and architectural relations between the Franks, local Christians, Muslims and Turks in terms of continuous dialogue and mutual influence. Through close analysis of siege tactics, defensive strategies and the structure and distribution of Crusader castles, Ellenblum relates patterns of crusader settlement to their environment and demonstrates the influence of opposing cultures on tactics and fortifications. He argues that fortifications were often built according to economic and geographic considerations rather than for strategic reasons or to protect illusory 'frontiers', and that Crusader castles are the most evident expression of a cultural dialogue between east and west.
Crusades covers seven hundred years from the First Crusade (1095-1102) to the fall of Malta (1798) and draws together scholars working on theatres of war, their home fronts and settlements from the Baltic to Africa and from Spain to the Near East and on theology, law, literature, art, numismatics and economic, social, political and military history. Routledge publishes this journal for The Society for the Study of the Crusades and the Latin East. Particular attention is given to the publication of historical sources in all relevant languages - narrative, homiletic and documentary - in trustworthy editions, but studies and interpretative essays are welcomed too. Crusades appears in both print and online editions. The third issue of the Crusades features articles from Denys Pringle on Crusader inscriptions, Bejamin Z. Kadar on the massacre of 15 July 1099 and Peter Frankopan on co-operation between Constantinople and Rome before the First Crusade.
In 1187, Christian Europe was shaken by events in the Middle East. This volume tells the story of those momentous months - the campaign leading to the Muslim capture of Jerusalem after the disastrous Crusader defeat at Hattin where, in a two day running battle on the waterless plateau between Saffuriya and Tiberias, beneath a burning sun, Saladin's troops destroyed the Christian army. The disaster at Hattin resulted in the collapse of the kingdom of Jerusalem and sparked off the Third Crusade under Richard I 'Coeur de Lion'. This book examines Hattin in detail and looks at the consequences of the battle.
Govoryat termin "e;dedovcshina"e; poyavilsya v te dalekie vremena kogda buducshih rycarej ih starshie tovaricshi podvergali vsevozmozhnym ispytaniyam - daby podgotovit' k tyagotam buducshej pohodnoj zhizni. "e;Uchebnye stranstviya yunoj Evropy na Vostok"e; unesli zhizni desyatkov tysyach palomnikov v latah. Udalos' li im kak i bylo obecshano bystree popast' v raj - istoriya umalchivaet. No tak ili inache oni slozhili svoi golovy v tom samom meste gde Zemlya vstrechaetsya s Nebom - a znachit imenno syuda i lezhit nash put' kotoryj s legkoj ruki istorikov my privychno zovem Krestovymi pohodami... Kak poluchilos' chto otpravlyayas' karat' nevernyh doblestnye rycari potopili v krovi samyj hristianskij iz vseh gorodov? Kak koldun'ya Meluzina pomogla sultanu odolet' nepobedimuyu rycarskuyu armiyu? Pochemu more tak i ne rasstupilos' pered uchastnikami detskogo pohoda? Kuda ischez iz pokorennogo krestonoscami Monsegyura Svyacshennyj Graal'? Iyapochemu uchenye do sih por sporyat chem yavlyalis' pohody zapadnoevropejcev na Vostok: voplocsheniem krovavogo razgula ili vysokoj duhovnoj missiej? Ob etom i mnogom drugom - v knige Ekateriny Monusovoj "e;Istoriya Krestovyh pohodov"e;.