Covers the history of the Latin East and its place in the context of Mediterranean trade and Near Eastern political developments.
The study of the crusades is one of the most thriving areas of medieval history. This collection of seventeen further essays by leading researchers in the field reflects the best of contemporary scholarship. The subjects handled are remarkably wide-ranging, focusing on the history of the Latin East and its place in the context of Mediterranean trade and Near Eastern political developments. Chronologically, the essays range from the initial settlements at the time of the First Crusade to the way in which historians in more recent centuries have chosen to reconstruct the medieval epoch. Together with its companion volume, The Experience of Crusading: Volume 1, The Experience of Crusading - edited by Marcus Bull and Norman Housley - this collection has been published to celebrate the 65th birthday of Jonathan Riley-Smith, the leading British historian of the crusades. The volume includes an appreciation of his contribution to the study of the Latin East.
Table of Contents
Jonathan Riley-Smith, the crusades and the
Latin east: an appreciation Jonathan Phillips
with Peter Edbury
Part I. People and Politics: 1. The 'muddy
road' of Odo Arpin from Bourges to La
-sur-Loire Jonathan Shepard
2. Alice of Antioch: a case study of female
power in the twelfth century Tom Asbridge
3. Gaufridus abbas Templi Domini: an
underestimated figure in the early history of
the kingdom of Jerusalem Rudolf Hiestand
4. The career of Philip of Nablus in the
kingdom of Jerusalem Malcolm Barber
Part II. Re-reading the Sources: 5. A second
incarnation in Frankish Jerusalem Benjamin Z.
6. The Old French translation of William of
Tyre as an historical source Bernard Hamilton
7. The Freiburg leaf: crusader art and loca
sancta around the year 1200 Jaroslav Folda
8. Reading John of Jaffa Peter Edbury
Part III. History and Historiography: 9.
Churches and settlement in crusader Palestine
10. King Fulk of Jerusalem as city lord Hans
11. The adventure of John Gale, knight of Tyre
Khan and the christians: the making of a myth
13. Orientalism and the early development of
crusader studies Robert Irwin
Part IV. Commerce in Context: 14. Notes on the
economic consequences of the crusades Michel
15. New Venetian evidence on crusader Acre
16. The role of the Templars and the
Hospitallers in the movement of commodities
involving Cyprus, 1291-1312 Nicholas Coureas
17. From Tunis to Piombino: piracy and trade in
the Tyrrhenian Sea, 1397-1472 David Abulafia.