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The Crusades: A Very Short Introduction


Συγγραφέας: Tyerman Christopher
Εκδότης: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780192806550
Σειρά βιβλίου: Very Short Introductions
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 184
Διαστάσεις: 17x1x11
Γλώσσα Γραφής: english
Ημερομηνία 1ης Έκδοσης: 2005
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2006

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "The Crusades: A Very Short Introduction"

Crusading fervour gripped Europe for over 200 years, creating one of the most extraordinary, vivid episodes in world history. Whether the Crusades are regarded as the most romantic of Christian expeditions, or the last of the barbarian invasions, they have fascinated generations ever since, and their legacy of ideas and imagery has resonated through the centuries, inspiring Hollywood movies and great works of literature. Even today, to invoke the Crusades is to stir deep cultural myths, assumptions and prejudices. Yet despite their powerful hold on our imaginations, our knowledge of them remains obscured an distorted by time. Were the Crusaders motivated by spiritual rewards, or by greed? Were the Crusades an experiment in European colonialism, or a manifestation of religious love? How were they organized and founded? With customary flair and originality, Christopher Tyerman picks his way through the many debates to present a clear and lively discussion of the Crusades; bringing together issues of colonialism, cultural exchange, economic exploitation, and the relationship between past and present. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.


Συγγραφέας/εις: Tyerman Christopher
Κατηγορία: ιστορία
Σειρά βιβλίου: Very Short Introductions
ISBN: 9780192806550
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 30/11/2006
Εκδότης: Oxford University Press
Εξώφυλλο: Paperback
Σελίδες: 184
Γλώσσα βιβλίου: english
Τόπος έκδοσης: Oxford
Χώρα έκδοσης: United Kingdom
Βάρος βιβλίου: 159 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 17x1x11 cm
Λεπτομέρειες εικονογράφησης: numerous maps and halftones
Ημερομηνία πρώτης έκδοσης: 2005

Περιεχόμενα

1. Definition and Scope ; 2. Sources and Perspectives ; 3. Holy War ; 4. Holy lands ; 5. The Business of the Cross Conclusion ; Conclusion ; Further reading

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