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The A to Z of the Crusades
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 271

The A to Z of the Crusades

During the late 11th through the early 14th centuries at least seven major expeditions were made between Western Europe and the Holy Land with the goal of ending Muslim control of Jerusalem. Ultimately the crusaders were driven out, but not before a cultural exchange had taken place that had an immense impact on Western Europe and an equally enormous, albeit less positive, impact on Arabs and the Islamic world. Although the crusades occurred many centuries ago, echoes still resound through the current clashes of nations and ideologies, kidnappings for ransom, assassinations, and the declaring of "jihad" - all making the crusades an eminently timely subject. This one-volume overview provides an accessible reference work for scholars, students, and general readers on the period with numerous entries on key persons, places, events, battles and sieges, use of weapons and armor, and the deeper issues of the political and cultural background. Complete with a detailed chronology and a bibliography, this work allows readers to learn how Europe was changed forever by these battles with Islam.

Empire and Power in the Reign of Süleyman
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 290

Empire and Power in the Reign of Süleyman

"On a torrid August day in 2009, I visited Celalzade Mustafa's final resting place in Istanbul's Eyeup district, in a neighborhood called Nisanca. The chancellor (nisanci) is buried in the cemetery adjoining the small mosque built for him by Sinan, the chief imperial architect. His brother Salih, a teacher, judge and religious scholar, is buried nearby, but the sepulchres of poets who received plots from this patron of poetry have disappeared. The mosque, adorned with glazed tiles, has changed significantly since the mid-sixteenth century. It was damaged in a fire in 1729, and was rebuilt following a more devastating fire in 1780. The mansion where Mustafa composed his works, welcomed fellow literati, and provided advice to young and aspiring secretaries is long gone, probably destroyed in the fire of 1780, if not before"-- Provided by publisher.

The Barons' Crusade
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 256

The Barons' Crusade

In December 1235, Pope Gregory IX altered the mission of a crusade he had begun to preach the year before. Instead of calling for Christian magnates to go on to fight the infidel in Jerusalem, he now urged them to combat the spread of Christian heresy in Latin Greece and to defend the Latin empire of Constantinople. The Barons' Crusade, as it was named by a fourteenth-century chronicler impressed by the great number of barons who participated, would last until 1241 and would represent in many ways the high point of papal efforts to make crusading a universal Christian undertaking. This book, the first full-length treatment of the Barons' Crusade, examines the call for holy war and its conseq...

The Power of a Woman's Voice in Medieval and Early Modern Literatures
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 453

The Power of a Woman's Voice in Medieval and Early Modern Literatures

The study takes the received view among scholars that women in the Middle Ages were faced with sustained misogyny and that their voices were seldom heard in public and subjects it to a critical analysis. The ten chapters deal with various aspects of the question, and the voices of a variety of authors - both female and male - are heard. The study opens with an enquiry into violence against women, including in texts by male writers (Hartmann von Aue, Gottfried von Strassburg, Wolfram von Eschenbach) which indeed describe instances of violence, but adopt an extremely critical stance towards them. It then proceeds to show how women were able to develop an independent identity in various genres ...

History of Transylvania: From the beginnings to 1606
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 900

History of Transylvania: From the beginnings to 1606

The first volume of a three volume history of Transylvania is designed to present Transylvanian history in a European context and with due attention to Transylvania's links to Hungary, the Habsburg Empire, the Romanian Principalities, Turkey and other states of Europe. The comparative approach is also prominent in the presentation of Transylvania's internal affairs in that the authors address the history -- demographic, economic, social, political and cultural -- of the three major national groups: Romanian, Hungarian, and Saxon.

The Legacy of Saint Stephen
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 168

The Legacy of Saint Stephen

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  • Published: 2004-01-01
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Venice in the east Adriatic
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 686
“The” Hungarian Quarterly
  • Language: en

“The” Hungarian Quarterly

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2001
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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The Royal Minorities of Medieval and Early Modern England
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 272

The Royal Minorities of Medieval and Early Modern England

This study covers the history of the underage male kings of England, examining their historical relationship to one another and assessing their collective impact on the political and constitutional development of England.

Revue Canadienne-américaine D'études Slaves
  • Language: en

Revue Canadienne-américaine D'études Slaves

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2001
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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