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.
Ashgate 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 also incorporates the Society's Bulletin.
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Contents: The Guide of MS Beinecke 481.77 and the intertwining of Christian, Jewish and Muslim traditions in 12th-century Jerusalem, Iris Shagrir; The illnesses of King Richard and King Philippe on the 3rd Crusade: an understanding of arnaldia and leonardie, Thomas Gregor Wagner and Piers D. Mitchell; A Genoese perspective on the 3rd Crusade, Merav Mack; 'Scandalia…tam in oriente quam in occidente': the Briennes in East and West, 1213-21, Guy Perry; Pope Gregory IX and the grant of Indulgences for military campaigns in Europe in the 1230s: a study in papal rhetoric, Rebecca Rist; A Cypriot royal mission to the kingdom of Poland in 1432, Lukasz Burkiewicz; 'A poor island and an orphaned realm…, built upon a rock in the midst of the sea…, surrounded by the infidel Turks and Saracens: the Crusader ideology in Leontios Makhairas's Greek Chronicle of Cyprus, Angel Nicolaou-Konnari; Clio sous le regard d'Hermès: itinéraires et œuvre de Dominique Jauna, historien de Chypre et des croisades, Philippe Trélat; Saladin's legacy in the Middle East before the 19th century, Diane Abouali; Reviews; Short notices; Bulletin 31 of the SSCLE.
About the Editor: Benjamin Z. Kedar is Professor in the the Department of History, at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. Jonathan Phillips is Professor of Crusading History in the Department of History, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK. Jonathan Riley-Smith is Dixie Professor of Ecclesiastical History, Emeritus, and Fellow of Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge, UK. William Purkis is Lecturer in Medieval History at the University of Birmingham, UK
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