About the Book – The First Crusade: Origins and Impact
The First Crusade (1095-9) was one of the most remarkable episodes in medieval history. A mass movement of armed pilgrims set out to march 4000 kilometers to the Holy Land and conquer Jerusalem. Essays from nine leading academics offer new perspectives on two main themes: a fundamental reconsideration of much of the evidence available to historians, and a wider appreciation of the impact of the First Crusade on the people of the eastern Mediterranean. Much existing research has been based on narrative accounts and have approached the subject from the Latin Christian perspective, this collection offers a fresh assessment of the thinking of the Byzantine emperor and the reaction of the Muslim world to the arrival of Christendom’s holy warriors.
Books by Author:- Jonathan Phillips