The Crusades: A Reader, Second Edition (Readings in Medieval Civilizations and Cultures)

The Crusades: A Reader, Second Edition (Readings in Medieval Civilizations and Cultures)

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  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publish Date: 2014-04-21


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Since the publication of the first edition of The Crusades: A Reader, interest in the Crusades has increased dramatically, fueled in part by current global interactions between the Muslim world and Western nations. The second edition features an intriguing new chapter on perceptions of the Crusades in the modern period, from David Hume and William Wordsworth to World War I political cartoons and crusading rhetoric circulating after 9/11. Islamic accounts of the treatment of prisoners have been added, as well as sources detailing the homecoming of those who had ventured to the Holy Land—including a newly translated reading on a woman crusader, Margaret of Beverly. The book contains sixteen images, study questions for each reading, and an index.

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