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By Timothy Venning, Peter Frankopan

ISBN-10: 1138802697

ISBN-13: 9781138802698

A Chronology of the Crusades presents a daily improvement of the Crusading move, the Crusades and the states created via them during the medieval interval. starting within the run-up to the 1st campaign in 1095, to the autumn of Constantinople in 1453, and finishing with the Turkish assault on Belgrade in 1456, this reference is a accomplished advisor to the occasions of every campaign, focusing on the close to East, but additionally these Christian expeditions sanctioned by means of the Papacy as ‘Crusades’ within the medieval period. in addition to clashes among Christians and Muslims within the Latin States, Timothy Venning additionally chronicles the Albigensian campaign, clashes in Anatolia and the Balkans and the Reconquista within the Iberian Peninsula. either designated and obtainable, this chronology attracts jointly fabric from modern Latin/Frankish, Byzantine and Arab/Muslim assets with evaluate and rationalization to provide a readable narrative which provides scholars an in-depth evaluate of 1 of the main enduringly interesting sessions in medieval history.

Including an creation by way of Peter Frankopan which summarises and contextualises the interval, this booklet is an important source for college kids and lecturers alike.

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1 August. A Western Patriarch (Amulf of Rohes) and canons are installed in Church of Holy Sepulchre to follow rites of Western Church, and Orthodox clerics evicted. The Crusaders are unaware that the Pope has nominated Daimbert of Pisa for the see. The local Christians are forced to reveal the hiding-places of the greater part of the ‘True Cross’, and Tancred and Eustace of Boulogne leave to take Nablus. Vizler Al-Afdal arrives at Ascalon with army from Egypt and demands Crusaders’ surrender; Godfrey and Robert of Flanders lead the main army down to Ramleh where (9 August) Tancred’s contingent rejoins them.

Vi. Peter’s Crusade in the East: Albert of Aix/Aachen in RHC Occidental, vol. iv: book i ch. vii, p. 276; ch. viii, p. 278; ch. ix–xii (in Bulgaria), ch. xiii–xv (Constantinople), xv (Asia minor); Anna Comnena, Alexiad, book x, ch. v–vi (tr. Sewter, pp. 309–13); Gesta Francorum: Anonymi Gesta Francorum et Aliorum Hierosolimitorum, ed, L. Brehier (Paris, 1924): book i, ch. ii (Peter’s forces march over Europe) and iii–v (in Asia Minor); Guibert in RHC Occidental, vol. iv: book ii, ch. viii, pp. 142–3; Robert the Monk, book i, ch.

As the Crusaders prepare assault, Turks let Byzantine Pechenegs into city from lakeside; Imperial standard is hoisted and the disappointed Crusaders are informed and are rewarded but forbidden to loot. Turks, including Kilij Arslan’s wife (daughter of Emir Tzachas of Smyrna), escorted to Constantinople by Byzantines. 26 June. Bohemund leads the Crusader vanguard on to Leuce while Boutumites garrisons Nicaea; Alexius camps at Pelekanon and on Crusader lords’ visit insists that Tancred swears the oath to return his lands.

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