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War and Society in the Eastern Mediterranean

War and Society in the Eastern Mediterranean

7th - 15th Centuries

  • Author: Yaacov Lēv
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9789004100329
  • Category: History
  • Page: 410
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This volume focusses on the interplay between war and society in the Eastern Mediterranean, in a period which witnessed the Arab conquests, the Seljuk invasion, the Crusades, and the Mongol incursions. The military aspects of these momentous events have not been fully discussed so far. For the first time this book offers a synthesis of trends in military technology and its effect on society in the period from the Arab conquests to the establishment of an Ottoman hegemony. "War and Society in the Eastern Mediterranean" provides for medievalists an Oriental context to the military aspects of the Crusades, and for scholars of both Middle Eastern and military history a coherent treatment of an important topic over a long period and covering many different cultures.

Medieval Warfare

Medieval Warfare

A Bibliographical Guide

  • Author: Everett U. Crosby
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135576254
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 238
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Hono sapiens, homo pugnans, and so it has been since the beginning of recorded history. In the Middle Ages, especially, armed conflict and the military life were so much a part of the political and cultural development that a general account of this period is, in large measure, a description of how men went to war.

Western Warfare in the Age of the Crusades 1000-1300

Western Warfare in the Age of the Crusades 1000-1300

  • Author: John France
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135365067
  • Category: History
  • Page: 344
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First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Islamic World

The Islamic World

  • Author: Andrew Rippin
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136803505
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 704
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The Islamic World is an outstanding guide to Islamic faith and culture in all its geographical and historical diversity. Written by a distinguished international team of scholars, it elucidates the history, philosophy and practice of one of the world's great religious traditions. Its grounding in contemporary scholarship makes it an ideal reference source for students and scholars alike. Edited by Andrew Rippin, a leading scholar of Islam, the volume covers the political, geographical, religious, intellectual, cultural and social worlds of Islam, and offers insight into all aspects of Muslim life including the Qur’an and law, philosophy, science and technology, art, literature, and film and much else. It explores the concept of an ‘Islamic’ world: what makes it distinctive and how uniform is that distinctiveness across Muslim geographical regions and through history?

The Crusades

The Crusades

The War for the Holy Land

  • Author: Thomas Asbridge
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1849837708
  • Category: History
  • Page: 784
  • View: 950
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In the eleventh century, a vast Christian army, summoned to holy war by the pope, rampaged through the Muslim world of the eastern Mediterranean, seizing possession of Jerusalem, a city revered by both faiths. Over the two hundred years that followed this First Crusade, Islam and the West fought for dominion of the Holy Land, clashing in a succession of chillingly brutal wars, both firm in the belief that they were at God's work. For the first time, this book tells the story of this epic struggle from the perspective of both Christians and Muslims, reconstructing the experiences and attitudes of those on either side of the conflict. Mixing pulsing narrative and piercing insight, it exposes the full horror, passion and barbaric grandeur of the crusading era. One of the world's foremost authorities on the subject, Thomas Asbridge offers a vivid and penetrating history of the crusades, setting a new standard for modern scholarship. Drawing upon painstaking original research and an intimate knowledge of the Near East, he uncovers what drove Muslims and Christians alike to embrace the ideals of jihad and crusade, revealing how these holy wars reshaped the medieval world and why they continue to echo in human memory to this day.

Encyclopedia of African History 3-Volume Set

Encyclopedia of African History 3-Volume Set

  • Author: Kevin Shillington
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135456690
  • Category: History
  • Page: 1912
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Covering the entire continent from Morocco, Libya, and Egypt in the north to the Cape of Good Hope in the south, and the surrounding islands from Cape Verde in the west to Madagascar, Mauritius, and Seychelles in the east, the Encyclopedia of African History is a new A-Z reference resource on the history of the entire African continent. With entries ranging from the earliest evolution of human beings in Africa to the beginning of the twenty-first century, this comprehensive three volume Encyclopedia is the first reference of this scale and scope. Also includes 99 maps.

The First Crusade

The First Crusade

A New History

  • Author: Thomas Asbridge
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1849837694
  • Category: History
  • Page: 432
  • View: 5822
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Nine hundred years ago Pope Urban II initiated one of the most controversial episodes in Christian history by stating that, in spite of the apparently pacifist message of the New Testament, God actually wanted European knights to wage a fierce and bloody war against Islam and recapture Jerusalem. Thus was the First Crusade born. Its story is compelling, capable of inspiring awe through tales of bold adventure, and revulsion through excesses of violence and barbarity -- while at the same time providing us with significant insights into early medieval society, morality and mentality. Focusing particularly on the characters that drove this extraordinary campaign, and what drove them in turn, Tom Asbridge re-creates this fascinating period of history in a stunning narrative. Compelling and enlightening in equal measure, and drawing on new research which has radically remoulded our understanding of the movement, THE FIRST CRUSADE is a major work by an outstanding young historian.

Journal of Medieval Military History

Journal of Medieval Military History

  • Author: Clifford J. Rogers,Kelly DeVries,John France
  • Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
  • ISBN: 1843839369
  • Category: History
  • Page: 253
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Highlights "the range and richness of scholarship on medieval warfare, military institutions, and cultures of conflict that characterize the field". History 95 (2010)

Medieval Mediterranean Ports

Medieval Mediterranean Ports

The Catalan and Tuscan Coasts, 1100-1235

  • Author: Silvia Orvietani Busch
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9789004120693
  • Category:
  • Page: 298
  • View: 9871
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Der Schlieffenplan

Der Schlieffenplan

Analysen und Dokumente

  • Author: Hans Gotthard Ehlert,Michael Epkenhans,Gerhard Paul Gross
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783506756299
  • Category: Deployment (Strategy)
  • Page: 496
  • View: 9915
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Archiv für Diplomatik

Archiv für Diplomatik

Schriftgeschichte, Siegel, und Wappenkunde

  • Author: Edmund Ernst Hermann Stengel
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Archives
  • Page: N.A
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Crusader Warfare: Muslims, Mongols and the struggle against the Crusades

Crusader Warfare: Muslims, Mongols and the struggle against the Crusades

  • Author: David Nicolle
  • Publisher: Continuum
  • ISBN: 9781847251466
  • Category: History
  • Page: 370
  • View: 8997
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This second volume of "Crusader Warfare" focuses on those non-Christian cultures which were most directly involved in the Crusades. Centering on the Islamic world, the Mongol "World Empire," its fragmented successor states and certain other non-Christian cultures David Nicolle presents many fascinating aspects of warfare and the historical, cultural and economic background of the Islamic military during a much neglected period. In reality the Crusades, and the parallel but separate clash between the Islamic World and the Mongols, resulted from a remarkable variety of political, economic, cultural and religious factors. These campaigns involved an extraordinary array of states, ruling dynasties, ethnic, linguistic and cultural groups as well as the fighting forces associated with these disparate participants. Much current interest in the Crusades reflects the perceived threat of a so-called "clash of civilisations" and, while warnings of such a supposed clash in our own times are based upon a misunderstanding of the natures of both "Western" and "Islamic" civilisations, certain commentators have looked to the medieval Crusades as an earlier example of such a clash. Some have even interpreted the "third force" of the Mongols as somehow prefiguring the role of China, Japan or the Far East as a whole in the today's world.

Mamlūk Studies Review

Mamlūk Studies Review

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Mamelukes
  • Page: N.A
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From Clermont to Jerusalem

From Clermont to Jerusalem

The Crusades and Crusader Societies, 1095-1500 : Selected Proceedings of the International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds, 10-13 July 1995

  • Author: Alan V. Murray
  • Publisher: Brepols Pub
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 328
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This collection of seventeen original essays offers new perspectives on the history and sources of the crusades from the Council of Clermont in 1095 to the late fifteenth century, and of the societies they established in Palestine, Greece, Cyprus and the Baltic. The volume begins with a masterly survey of the concepts and strategies of the crusading movement. The historical case studies deal with the reigns of Baldwin I and Baldwin IV of Jerusalem, the role of castles in Greece and Cyprus, the military orders and crusade vows in England, and female warriors in the Baltic crusades. The essays on sources provide critical assessments and re-assessments of the narratives of the first and fourth crusades, introduce little known Arabic sources on the Muslim population of crusader Palestine, and analyse interpretations of the last days of the crusader kingdom in medieval theology and modern historiography. The volume concludes with a classified bibliography of the first crusade, comprising over 400 texts, monographs and articles published up to 1997.

The Age of Hippotoxotai

The Age of Hippotoxotai

Art of War in Roman Military Revival and Disaster (491-636)

  • Author: Ilkka Syvänne
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9789514459184
  • Category: Military art and science
  • Page: 535
  • View: 7502
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Medieval Military Technology, Second Edition

Medieval Military Technology, Second Edition

  • Author: Kelly Robert DeVries,Robert Douglas Smith
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN: 1442604999
  • Category: History
  • Page: 384
  • View: 4234
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First published in 1992, Medieval Military Technology has become the definitive book in its field, garnering much praise and a large readership. This thorough update of a classic book, regarded as both an excellent overview and an important piece of scholarship, includes fully revised content, new sections on the use of horses, handguns, incendiary weapons, and siege engines, and eighteen new illustrations. The four key organizing sections of the book still remain: arms and armor, artillery, fortifications, and warships. Throughout, the authors connect these technologies to broader themes and developments in medieval society as well as to current scholarly and curatorial controversies.

Towns and Material Culture in the Medieval Middle East

Towns and Material Culture in the Medieval Middle East

  • Author: Yaacov Lev
  • Publisher: Brill Academic Pub
  • ISBN: 9789004125438
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 186
  • View: 5761
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This volume focuses on the interplay between urban society and material culture in the medieval and Ottoman Middle East. The history of Jerusalem in the middle ages is discussed by a number of papers as well as Mamluk Tripoli and the urban history of Palestine during the Crusades. The multi-role of the "cadi" in the Muslim city is illuminated by two studies cases concerning the Fatimid and Mamluk periods. Three aspects of material culture; the production and spread of paper, textiles and the trade in medicinal substances also are dealt with.

"Gottesfeinde"-"Menschenfeinde"

die Vorstellung von jüdischer Weltverschwörung (13. bis 16. Jahrhundert)

  • Author: Johannes Heil
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Antisemitism
  • Page: 672
  • View: 9540
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Die Vorstellung von der jüdischen Weltverschwörung ist das Leitmotiv der Judenfeindschaft in der Moderne - aber ihre Wurzeln sind weit älter. Schon der englische Chronist Matthaeus Parisienis wusste um 1250 von einem Komplott der "Juden Alemanniens" mit den Mongolen zu berichten, die in den Jahrzehnten zuvor gegen Westeuropa vorgerückt waren. Die Studie untersucht auf breiter Quellenbasis Genese, Form, Kontext und Funktion solchen "Wissens" vom hohen Mittelalter bis in die Frühneuzeit hinein. Sie werden im Zusammenhang vergleichbarer Vorstellungen gegenüber anderen inneren und äußeren, vorgestellten wie tatsächlichen Gegnern analysiert. Die Studie beschreibt den langen Prozess der Veränderung zentraler Feindschemata in der europäischen Kultur, dessen erste Anzeichen bereits im 13. Jahrhundert zu verzeichnen sind. Mit der Diskussion von Kontinuitäten und Diskontinuitäten in der Erscheinung des Verschwörungsmotivs eröffnet diese am Zentrum für Antisemitismusforschung der TU-Berlin entstandene mediävistische Habilitationsschrift neue Perspektiven zum Verständnis vormoderner Judenfeindschaft im Kontext der historischen Vorurteils- und Devianzforschung, dessen Bedeutung weit über die Mittelalterforschung hinausreicht.

Early Medieval Rome and the Christian West

Early Medieval Rome and the Christian West

Essays in Honour of Donald A. Bullough

  • Author: Donald A. Bullough,Julia M. H. Smith
  • Publisher: Brill Academic Pub
  • ISBN: 9789004117167
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 446
  • View: 4503
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This illustrated collection of interdisciplinary essays addresses the transformation of the city of Rome from late antiquity to the middle ages, evaluates Rome's place in early medieval Italian politics and assesses contacts and influence in the Frankish and Anglo-Saxon kingdoms.

Gelegentlich Gedichte

Gelegentlich Gedichte

  • Author: Venantius Honorius Clementianus Fortunatus
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783777206035
  • Category:
  • Page: 499
  • View: 9901
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