The Invention of the Crusades

The Invention of the Crusades

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Publisher's Synopsis

What were the 'Crusades'? Were the great Christian expeditions to invade the Holy Land in fact 'Crusades' at all? In this radical and compelling new treatment, Christopher Tyerman 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, all subsequent historians up to the present day have fallen into the same trap of following propaganda from a much later period to explain events that were understood quite differently by contemporaries.

Book information

ISBN: 9780333669020
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Imprint: Red Globe Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 909.07
DEWEY edition: 21
Language: English
Number of pages: 170
Weight: 226g
Height: 215mm
Width: 138mm
Spine width: 11mm