Anatomy of a Crusade, 1213-1221 (The Middle Ages Series)

Anatomy of a Crusade, 1213-1221 (The Middle Ages Series)

By: James M. Powell (author)Paperback

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James M. Powell here offers a new interpretation of the Fifth Crusade's historical and social impact, and a richly rewarding view of life in the thirteenth century. Powell addresses such questions as the degree of popular interest in the crusades, the religious climate of the period, the social structure of the membership of the crusade, and the effects of the recruitment effort on the outcome.

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James M. Powell was Professor of Medieval History at Syracuse University, and author of Albertanus of Brescia: The Pursuit of Happiness in the Early Thirteenth Century, also available from the University of Pennsylvania Press.


List of Figures and Tables Acknowledgments Abbreviations Introduction PART I. PREPARATIONS FOR THE CRUSADE 1. Planning for the Crusade 2. The Testing Ground 3. The Vocation of the Cross 4. Recruitment for the Crusade 5. Financing the Crusade 6. The Leadership Question PART II. THE CRUSADE 7. The First Phase 8. Invasion and Stalemate 9. The Conquest of Damietta 10. The Failure of the Crusade Epilogue and Conclusions

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/01/1990
  • ISBN13: 9780812213232
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 312
  • ID: 9780812213232
  • weight: 455
  • ISBN10: 0812213238

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