The Invention of the Crusades

The Invention of the Crusades

By: Christopher Tyerman (author)Hardback

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What were the "Crusades"? Were the great Christian expeditions to invade the Holy Land in fact "Crusades" at all? In this treatment, the author questions the very nature of our belief in the Crusades, showing how historians writing more than a century after the First Crusade retrospectively invented the idea of the "Crusade". Using these much later sources, subsequent historians have employed propaganda from a much later period to explain events that were understood quite differently by contemporaries.

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About Author

CHRISTOPHER TYERMAN is Lecturer in Medieval History at Hertford College, Oxford, and Head of History at Harrow School.


Introduction Were there any Crusades in the Twelfth Century? Definition and Diffusion Proteus Unbound: Crusading Historiography Select Secondary Bibliography Select Primary Bibliography Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 08/06/1998
  • ISBN13: 9780333669013
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 184
  • ID: 9780333669013
  • weight: 500
  • ISBN10: 0333669010

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