Encyclopedia of the Crusades (Hardback)
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Encyclopedia of the Crusades (Hardback)

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Hardback 384 Pages / Published: 30/12/2003
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What were the Crusades? Were they a series of battles that pitted European Christians against Muslims for control of the Holy Land, or was there something deeper, something more significant beneath the violence? This A-to-Z encyclopedia explores the phenomenon of the Crusades in all of its complexity, ranging from the classic numbered crusades in the Middle East to the Reconquista in Spain, and from the Baltic Crusades to the crusades against Albigensian heretics in France. The Crusades marked a violent interaction between cultures. This book includes not only European leaders and themes but also biographical portraits of Islamic leaders and topics related to Islamic culture. And although men dominated the Crusades, women also played important roles. Their contributions are examined. This is the most up-to-date reference source available, reflecting the most recent scholarship in the field. More than 200 entries are extensively cross-referenced, and many provide additional readings, including accessible primary sources. Nearly 100 photos and six maps accompany the text. A bibliographic essay leads readers to the most useful and important works in the field, while an appendix of major crusades, events, and figures helps readers put the era into perspective. This invaluable tool gives students, researchers, and general readers all they need to begin their own exploration of this fascinating time of intercultural conflict-one which continues to reverberate in today's world.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313316593
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 953 g
Dimensions: 280 x 255 x 25 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"[A]n accessible single-volume resource on a topic of perennial interest....Andrea has done a fine job of capturing the spirit of the time and has written a concise, enjoyable work....This encyclopedia is recommended for high-school, undergraduate, and public libraries."-Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin
"[T]his guide is recommended for high school, public and academic libraries."-Academia
"[T]he Encyclopedia will be of interest to the general reader and students, perhaps up to undergraduate level, who will find the suggested reading useful for further research."-Reference Reviews
"[A]n accessible and fascinating guide to the whole gory pageant of the Crusades, in Spain and the Baltic as well as the Middle East....Andrea's grasp of the material is admirable....Recommended. All collections."-Choice
" T his guide is recommended for high school, public and academic libraries."-Academia
" T he Encyclopedia will be of interest to the general reader and students, perhaps up to undergraduate level, who will find the suggested reading useful for further research."-Reference Reviews
" A n accessible and fascinating guide to the whole gory pageant of the Crusades, in Spain and the Baltic as well as the Middle East....Andrea's grasp of the material is admirable....Recommended. All collections."-Choice
" A n accessible single-volume resource on a topic of perennial interest....Andrea has done a fine job of capturing the spirit of the time and has written a concise, enjoyable work....This encyclopedia is recommended for high-school, undergraduate, and public libraries."-Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin
" A ndrea is a highly respected Crusades scholar, and his accessible writing style is packaged in a manageable, affordable, and perfectly thorough single volume nicely priced at $79.95."-Library Journal
" A very considerable achievement for one scholar that reveals both a breadth and depth of knowledge of the crusades."-Crusades
?[T]his guide is recommended for high school, public and academic libraries.?-Academia
?[A] very considerable achievement for one scholar that reveals both a breadth and depth of knowledge of the crusades.?-Crusades
?[T]he Encyclopedia will be of interest to the general reader and students, perhaps up to undergraduate level, who will find the suggested reading useful for further research.?-Reference Reviews
?[A]ndrea is a highly respected Crusades scholar, and his accessible writing style is packaged in a manageable, affordable, and perfectly thorough single volume nicely priced at $79.95.?-Library Journal
?[A]n accessible and fascinating guide to the whole gory pageant of the Crusades, in Spain and the Baltic as well as the Middle East....Andrea's grasp of the material is admirable....Recommended. All collections.?-Choice
?[A]n accessible single-volume resource on a topic of perennial interest....Andrea has done a fine job of capturing the spirit of the time and has written a concise, enjoyable work....This encyclopedia is recommended for high-school, undergraduate, and public libraries.?-Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin
"[A] very considerable achievement for one scholar that reveals both a breadth and depth of knowledge of the crusades."-Crusades
"[A]ndrea is a highly respected Crusades scholar, and his accessible writing style is packaged in a manageable, affordable, and perfectly thorough single volume nicely priced at $79.95."-Library Journal

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