The Crusader StatesBook - 2012
"When the armies of the First Crusade wrested Jerusalem from the Fatimids of Egypt in 1099, they believed their victory was an evident sign of God's favour. It was, therefore, incumbent upon them to fulfil what they understood to be God's plan: to re-establish Christian control of Syria and Palestine. This book is devoted to the resulting settlements, the crusader states, which developed around the Eastern Mediterranean and survived until Richard the Lionheart's departure in 1192. Focusing on Jerusalem, Antioch, Tripoli and Edessa, Barber ... reconstructs the crusader's ... process of establishing and protecting their settlements, and the simultaneous struggle of vanquished inhabitants to adapt to life alongside their conquerors. ..[The] book goes much deeper, exploring in detail the culture of the crusader states - the complex indigenous inheritance; the architecture; the political, legal and economic institutions; the ecclesiastical framework through which the crusaders perceived the world; the origins of the Knights Templar and the Hospitallers; and more. ..."--Book jacket.
Publisher: New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, 2012
Description: [xvii], 476,  p. of plates : ill., geneal. tables, maps, plans ; 25 cm
Branch Call Number: 956.014 Bar