The Crusader World reflects the current state of research in the field of crusading studies and presents a broad and comprehensive picture of major aspects of the crusader period. It covers a broad spectrum of topics through a combination of thematic and narrative chapters including many central themes as well as a large number of lesser known issues of the crusades, crusader society, history and culture. Chapters deal with such wide-ranging subjects as - women’s involvement in the crusades, intelligence and espionage, religious celebrations in crusader Jerusalem, political struggles in crusader Antioch, archaeological study of battle sites, diseases suffered by the crusaders, the Muslim enemies, crusading in northern Europe and Spain and the impact of Crusader art. The relationship between Crusaders and Muslims will be examined in depth including chapters on various aspects of how the Franks perceived their enemies. This authoritative work will play an important role in the future direction of crusading studies.
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