The Practices of Crusading: Image and Action from the Eleventh to the Sixteenth Centuries (Variorum Collected Studies Series 1027)

The Practices of Crusading: Image and Action from the Eleventh to the Sixteenth Centuries (Variorum Collected Studies Series 1027)

By: Christopher Tyerman (author)Hardback

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The crusades influenced western European society in the middle ages far beyond the military campaigns themselves. Reactions and involvement did not always follow the assumptions of ideology or supporters, medieval or modern. In this wide ranging collection of articles spanning thirty years, Christopher Tyerman explores the relationships between action and perception, ambition and practice, propaganda and support. One section concentrates on the role the crusade played in the politics and elite culture of the early fourteenth century, particularly in France. A further series of essays examines the nature of crusading as a phenomenon from the twelfth to the sixteenth centuries, notably the contrasts between official, literary and popular reception, and how it was variously understood by contemporaries and promoted by apologists in England, continental Europe and the Baltic. Finally, the structure of crusading armies is explored in a sequence that analyses the organisation of expeditions, including communal decision-making on the First Crusade, the sociology of recruitment and, in a previously unpublished major study, the importance of pay to crusaders from 1096 onwards.The crusades influenced western European society in the middle ages far beyond the military campaigns themselves. Reactions and involvement did not always follow the assumptions of ideology or supporters, medieval or modern. In this wide ranging collection of articles spanning thirty years, Christopher Tyerman explores the relationships between action and perception, ambition and practice, propaganda and support. One section concentrates on the role the crusade played in the politics and elite culture of the early fourteenth century, particularly in France. A further series of essays examines the nature of crusading as a phenomenon from the twelfth to the sixteenth centuries, notably the contrasts between official, literary and popular reception, and how it was variously understood by contemporaries and promoted by apologists in England, continental Europe and the Baltic. Finally, the structure of crusading armies is explored in a sequence that analyses the organisation of expeditions, including communal decision-making on the First Crusade, the sociology of recruitment and, in a previously unpublished major study, the importance of pay to crusaders from 1096 onwards.

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Christopher Tyerman is Senior Research Fellow and Tutor in History, Tutor for Graduates, Hertford College, University of Oxford, UK.

Contents

Contents: Preface; Section A Early 14th-Century Crusading: Marino Sanudo Torsello and the lost crusade: lobbying in the 14th century; Philip V of France, the assemblies of 1319-20 and the crusade; Sed nihil fecit? The last Capetians and the recovery of the Holy Land; Court, crusade and city: the cultural milieu of Louis I, duke of Bourbon; Philip VI and the recovery of the Holy Land. Section B The Nature of Crusading: Were there any crusades in the 12th century?; Henry of Livonia and the ideology of crusading; Some English evidence of attitudes to crusading in the 13th century; The Holy Land and the crusades in the 13th and 14th centuries; What the crusades meant to Europe; Holy war, Roman popes, and Christian soldiers: some early modern views on medieval Christendom. Section C The Experience of Crusading: 'Principes et populous': civil society and the First Crusade; Who went on crusades to the Holy Land?; Paid crusaders. 'Pro honoris vel pecunie', 'stipendiarii contra paganos': money and incentives on crusade; Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 28/05/2013
  • ISBN13: 9781409454243
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 290
  • ID: 9781409454243
  • weight: 612
  • ISBN10: 140945424X

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