Crusading in the Age of Joinville

Crusading in the Age of Joinville

The first of these is thematic and is employed to reveal contrasts between the idealised images of crusading depicted by its promoters and the experiences of those who responded to their calls to take the cross.

Author: Caroline Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351946995

Category: History

Page: 228

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Crusading in the Age of Joinville enhances the current literature dealing with the issue of crusaders' motivations by providing a detailed examination of the ideas and experiences of those who promoted and participated in the crusades of Louis IX of France in the mid-thirteenth century. It assesses the possibilities and problems associated with the source material available to historians of crusading in the thirteenth century and highlights the unique nature and value of John of Joinville's Life of Saint Louis. Two distinct approaches are taken to the analysis of these sources in order to demonstrate their richness. The first of these is thematic and is employed to reveal contrasts between the idealised images of crusading depicted by its promoters and the experiences of those who responded to their calls to take the cross. Secondly, the careers of Joinville and his close contemporary Oliver of Termes provide extended case studies demonstrating that involvement with crusading could have very different origins and expressions. Overall, Crusading in the Age of Joinville provides an innovative and accessible study of crusaders and crusading in the thirteenth century.
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Chronicles of the Crusades

Chronicles of the Crusades

Provides two chronicles of the Crusades, with the first account covering the Fourth Crusade, and the second account detailing the travels of King Louis and his battles during the Sixth and Seventh Crusades.

Author: Jean Joinville (sire de)

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: 0140449981

Category: History

Page: 406

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Provides two chronicles of the Crusades, with the first account covering the Fourth Crusade, and the second account detailing the travels of King Louis and his battles during the Sixth and Seventh Crusades.
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Crusades

Crusades

Caroline Smith, Crusading in the Age of Joinville. Aldershot and Burlington, VT.
Ashgate, 2006. Pp. xii, 216. ISBN 0 7546 53633. This book draws on a close
reading of Jean de Joinville's Vie de saint Louis in order to try to get at laymen's ...

Author: Benjamin Z. Kedar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351985635

Category: History

Page: 374

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Crusades covers seven hundred years from the First Crusade (1095-1102) to the fall of Malta (1798) and draws together scholars working on theatres of war, their home fronts and settlements from the Baltic to Africa and from Spain to the Near East and on theology, law, literature, art, numismatics and economic, social, political and military history. Routledge publishes this journal for The Society for the Study of the Crusades and the Latin East. Particular attention is given to the publication of historical sources in all relevant languages - narrative, homiletic and documentary - in trustworthy editions, but studies and interpretative essays are welcomed too. Crusades appears in both print and online editions. Peter W. Edbury again features in an issue of Crusades, this time with his piece on The French translation of William of Tyre's Historia: the manuscript tradition.
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Crusades

Crusades

famous in the history of Louis's crusade at sea , and it is one to which particular
attention will be given in this study . But how far should we trust ... Caroline Smith
, Crusading in the Age of Joinville ( Aldershot , 2006 ) , pp . 61–73 . Joinville , Vie
 ...

Author: Thomas F. Madden

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409400611

Category: History

Page: 212

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The studies in this volume demonstrate the broad interdisciplinary spectrum of modern crusade studies, extending far beyond the battlefield into the conflict and occasional cooperation between the diverse cultures and faiths of the Mediterranean. Although the crusades were a product of medieval Europe, they provide a backdrop against which medieval worlds can be observed to come into both contact and collision. The subjects dealt with include Muslim and Christian understandings of their wars within their own intellectual and artistic perspectives, as well as the development of memory and definition of crusading in both the East and West. A section on the Crusades and the Byzantine world examines the intersection of western and eastern Christian attitudes and agendas and the book concludes with three studies on the crusader king, Louis IX, examining both his two crusades and their role in his later sanctification.
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Chronicles of the Crusades

Chronicles of the Crusades

The first trustworthy and fully informed history of the Crusades, Villehardouin's Conquest of Constantinople describes the era of the Fourth Crusade - the period between 1199 and 1207, during which a planned battle with Moslem forces ...

Author: Geffroy Villehardouin

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141904863

Category: History

Page: 368

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Composed by soldiers who fought in the Holy Wars, these two famous French chronicles are among the most important portrayals of both the dark and light side of the two hundred year struggle for possession of Jerusalem. The first trustworthy and fully informed history of the Crusades, Villehardouin's Conquest of Constantinople describes the era of the Fourth Crusade - the period between 1199 and 1207, during which a planned battle with Moslem forces ironically culminated in war against Eastern Christians that led to the sacking of Constantinople. The Life of Saint Louis, by Joinville, was inspired by the author's close attachment to the pious King Louis, and focuses on the years between 1226 and 1270. It provides a powerful, personal insight into the brutal battles and the fascinating travels of one nobleman, fighting in the Sixth and Seventh Crusades.
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Emotions in a Crusading Context 1095 1291

Emotions in a Crusading Context  1095 1291

Although the two-stage composition and patchwork nature of Joinville's text make
any attempt to identify an overarching literary agenda futile, the author's concern
for articulating the piety of his ... Smith, Crusading in the Age of Joinville, 73–4.

Author: Stephen J. Spencer

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198833369

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 422

Emotions in a Crusading Context is the first book-length study of the emotional rhetoric of crusading. It investigates the ways in which a number of emotions and affective displays-primarily fear, anger, and weeping-were understood, represented, and utilised in twelfth- and thirteenth-century western narratives of the crusades, making use of a broad range of comparative material to gauge the distinctiveness of those texts: crusader letters, papal encyclicals, model sermons, chansons de geste, lyrics, and an array of theological and philosophical treatises. In addition to charting continuities and changes over time in the emotional landscape of crusading, this study identifies the underlying influences which shaped how medieval authors represented and used emotions; analyzes the passions crusade participants were expected to embrace and reject; and assesses whether the idea of crusading created a profoundly new set of attitudes towards emotions. Emotions in a Crusading Context calls on scholars of the crusades to reject the traditional methodological approach of taking the emotional descriptions embedded within historical narratives as straightforward reflections of protagonists' lived feelings, and in so doing challenges the long historiographical tradition of reconstructing participants' beliefs and experiences from these texts. Within the history of emotions, Stephen J. Spencer demonstrates that, despite the ongoing drive to develop new methodologies for studying the emotional standards of the past, typified by experiments in 'neurohistory', the social constructionist (or cultural-historical) approach still has much to offer the historian of medieval emotions.
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The Crusades

The Crusades

John of Joinville, Vie de Saint Louis, ed. J. Monfrin (Paris, 1995). This text is
available in translation: C. Smith (trans.), Chronicles of the Crusades: Joinville
and Villehardouin (London, 2008). See also: C. Smith, Crusading in the Age of
Joinville ...

Author: Thomas Asbridge

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781849837705

Category: History

Page: 784

View: 208

'Asbridge can't help but tell a ripping yarn, often breezily dramatic, whipping the narrative along.' The Times In the eleventh century, a vast Christian army, summoned to holy war by the Pope, rampaged through the Muslim world of the eastern Mediterranean, seizing possession of Jerusalem, a city revered by both faiths. Over the two hundred years that followed this First Crusade, Islam and the West fought for dominion of the Holy Land, clashing in a succession of chillingly brutal wars, both firm in the belief that they were at God's work. The Crusades tells the story of this epic struggle from the perspective of both Christians and Muslims, reconstructing the experiences and attitudes of those on either side of the conflict. Mixing pulsing narrative and piercing insight, it exposes the full horror, passion and barbaric grandeur of the crusading era. ‘A dramatic and powerful look at both sides of the story . . .’ Sunday Times 'A compelling narrative . . . A masterful conclusion' Observer
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The Crusades Christianity and Islam

The Crusades  Christianity  and Islam

New Haven and London, 1994. Sivan, Emmanuel. L'Islam et lacroisade. Paris,
1968. ——. “Modern Arab Historiography of the Crusades.” Asian and African
Studies 8 (1972). Smith, Caroline. Crusading in the Age of Joinville. Aldershot,
2006.

Author: Jonathan Riley-Smith

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231517942

Category: Religion

Page: 136

View: 600

The Crusades were penitential war-pilgrimages fought in the Levant and the eastern Mediterranean, as well as in North Africa, Spain, Portugal, Poland, the Baltic region, Hungary, the Balkans, and Western Europe. Beginning in the eleventh century and ending as late as the eighteenth, these holy wars were waged against Muslims and other enemies of the Church, enlisting generations of laymen and laywomen to fight for the sake of Christendom. Crusading features prominently in today's religio-political hostilities, yet the perceptions of these wars held by Arab nationalists, pan-Islamists, and many in the West have been deeply distorted by the language and imagery of nineteenth-century European imperialism. With this book, Jonathan Riley-Smith returns to the actual story of the Crusades, explaining why and where they were fought and how deeply their narratives and symbolism became embedded in popular Catholic thought and devotional life. From this history, Riley-Smith traces the legacy of the Crusades into modern times, specifically within the attitudes of European imperialists and colonialists and within the beliefs of twentieth-century Muslims. Europeans fashioned an interpretation of the Crusades from the writings of Walter Scott and a French contemporary, Joseph-François Michaud. Scott portrayed Islamic societies as forward-thinking, while casting Christian crusaders as culturally backward and often morally corrupt. Michaud, in contrast, glorified crusading, and his followers used its imagery to illuminate imperial adventures. These depictions have had a profound influence on contemporary Western opinion, as well as on Muslim attitudes toward their past and present. Whether regarded as a valid expression of Christianity's divine enterprise or condemned as a weapon of empire, crusading has been a powerful rhetorical tool for centuries. In order to understand the preoccupations of Islamist jihadis and the character of Western discourse on the Middle East, Riley-Smith argues, we must understand how images of crusading were formed in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
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Knights of the Cross

Knights of the Cross

This book contains two essential, first hand accounts from the time of the crusades, and gives the reader the rare opportunity to look into the lives of medieval knights on campaign and on the battlefield; both accounts are regarded as ...

Author: Geoffrey de Villehardouin

Publisher:

ISBN: 1846778166

Category: History

Page: 348

View: 260

Rare insights into the chivalric age through the eyewitness accounts of two French knights Chronicle of the Fourth Crusade and The Conquest of Constantinople by Geoffrey de Villehardouin Chronicle of the Crusade of St. Louis by Jean de Joinville Geoffrey de Villehardouin was an eminent French knight, who set out on the Fourth Crusade in 1199. Pivotally involved in events, including the routing the campaign via Constantinople, his important chronicle was written when his experiences were still fresh in his mind. After the conquest of Byzantium he became a military leader and earned the city of Messinopolis in Thrace and the title Marshal of Champagne. Jean de Joinville embarked upon his crusade-remembered by history as the Seventh Crusade-as a young man in 1248. This Crusade was launched only seven years after the previous one failed and actually managed to briefly occupy Jerusalem. De Joinville was away upon campaign for six years, returning home from Palestine in 1254, though he did not pen his memoir until old age. This is a very 'human ' reporter full of fears, misgivings and able to provide the reader with minute detail of events. This book contains two essential, first hand accounts from the time of the crusades, and gives the reader the rare opportunity to look into the lives of medieval knights on campaign and on the battlefield; both accounts are regarded as important documents of the period.
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Encounter Between Enemies

Encounter Between Enemies

This fascinating study deals with one of the first points of direct and personal contact between Europeans and Muslims during the Crusades: the ransoming of captives. It traces the changes in European mentality and the laws of warfare.

Author: Yvonne Friedman

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004117067

Category: History

Page: 295

View: 228

This fascinating study deals with one of the first points of direct and personal contact between Europeans and Muslims during the Crusades: the ransoming of captives. It traces the changes in European mentality and the laws of warfare.
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Western Warfare in the Age of the Crusades 1000 1300

Western Warfare in the Age of the Crusades 1000 1300

St Louis isshown in thethick ofthe fightby Joinville, while Charles of Anjou ledthe
second battalion at Benevento. The appeal of brave leadership restingon shared
valueswasvery powerful, but of courseit could have disastrous results, for these ...

Author: John France

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135365066

Category: History

Page: 344

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First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Chronicles of the Crusades

Chronicles of the Crusades

Geoffrey Villehardouin, Jean de Joinville ... Let us now return to the matter in
hand, and tell how the soldan, who was dead, had a son of the age of five and
twenty years, wise, adroit, and crafty; and because the dead soldan feared that
his son ...

Author: Geoffrey Villehardouin

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486149851

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 488

The two most authoritative accounts of the Holy Wars — Villehardouin's Conquest of Constantinople and Joinville's Chronicle of the Crusade of St. Lewis — offer firsthand testimony of battles and their religious and political context.
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The Making of Saint Louis

The Making of Saint Louis

Kingship, Sanctity, and Crusade in the Later Middle Ages Marianne Cecilia
Gaposchkin. Joinville he best known of the texts written to celebrate Louis '
sanctity is Jean de Joinville ' s vie ( which is what he himself calls it at $ 19 , the
vie nostre saint roy Loo ' s ) . ... See also Charles Langlois , La vie au moyen âge
, vol .

Author: Marianne Cecilia Gaposchkin

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801445507

Category: History

Page: 331

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M. Cecilia Gaposchkin reconstructs and analyzes the process that led to King Louis IX of France's canonization in 1297 and the consolidation and spread of his cult. --Sharon Farmer, University of California, Santa Barbara
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Saint Louis and the Last Crusade

Saint Louis and the Last Crusade

This is the 30th title in the very popular, award-winning series of Vision Books on the lives of saints and heroes for youth 9 - 15 years old.

Author: Margaret Ann Hubbard

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 9781681494166

Category: Religion

Page:

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This is the 30th title in the very popular, award-winning series of Vision Books on the lives of saints and heroes for youth 9 - 15 years old. Louis IX of France, who took the throne in 1226, had one aim in life - to be a good king. Guided by the advice of his mother, he ruled well and was beloved by his people. At the age of twenty-eight he took the cross of the crusade and, with his army, set out for Egypt to defeat the Saracens, the most energetic enemies of the Holy Land. Instead, the Saracens charged to victory and imprisoned Louis, whose saintly conduct while in prison shamed his captors. Released, and after another miserable failure in Palestine, he returned to France broken in health but still fired with the desire to liberate the Holy Land. And so again, St. Louis led his men out from France, this time on the last crusade.
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General Prologue to the Canterbury Tales

General Prologue to the Canterbury Tales

Contains text of prologue plus study notes and suggested approaches for analysis of the work.

Author: Geoffrey Chaucer

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106014203233

Category: Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages in literature

Page: 152

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This major educational edition of Chaucer's introduction to "The Canterbury Tales" uses the Riverside text and provides guidance in reading Middle English for students at A level and on college courses. Detailed critical support is also offered on the indi
Categories: Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages in literature

Memoirs of the Crusades

Memoirs of the Crusades

Originally composed in Old French, the two chronicles brought together here offer some of the most vivid and reliable accounts of the Crusades from a Western perspective.

Author: Geoffroi de Villehardouin

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:346856

Category: Crusades

Page: 340

View: 853

Categories: Crusades

The History of France From the Final Partition of the Empire of Charlemagne A D 843 to the Peace of Cambray A D 1529 Part I Edward Smedley

The History of France  From the Final Partition of the Empire of Charlemagne  A D  843  to the Peace of Cambray  A D  1529  Part I Edward Smedley

Personal history of Joinville - The Crusaders arrive at Cyprus Landing at
Damietta - Occupation of that City - Long delay in it ... age when he assumed the
Cross ; and notwithstanding the enthusiasm by which he was animated , some
tender ...

Author: Edward Smedley

Publisher:

ISBN: IBNN:BNVA1001523612

Category: France

Page: 507

View: 728

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The Invention of the Crusades

The Invention of the Crusades

Tyreman questions the very nature of our belief in the Crusades, showing how historians writing more than a century after the first Crusade retrospectively invented the idea of the Crusades.

Author: Christopher Tyerman

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781349265411

Category: Crusades

Page: 184

View: 694

Tyreman questions the very nature of our belief in the Crusades, showing how historians writing more than a century after the first Crusade retrospectively invented the idea of the Crusades.
Categories: Crusades

The Living Age

The Living Age

... seen him dead,”—sure proof that the crusade-spirit was dying out. But Louis
persisted; and he, and his three brothers, together with his queen, and many of
his nobles, “put on the cross at Easter, 1248. Before my departure,” says Joinville,
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B2895015

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Bible and Sword

Bible and Sword

England and Palestine from the Bronze Age to Balfour Barbara W. Tuchman ...
Narratives of the Crusade of Richard Coeur de Lion by Richard of Devizes,
Geoffrey de Vinsauf, and the Crusade of Saint Louis by Lord de Joinville, London
, 1848.

Author: Barbara W. Tuchman

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780307797995

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 712

From Barbara W. Tuchman, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Guns of August, comes history through a wide-angle lens: a fascinating chronicle of Britain’s long relationship with Palestine and the Middle East, from the ancient world to the twentieth century. Historically, the British were drawn to the Holy Land for two major reasons: first, to translate the Bible into English and, later, to control the road to India and access to the oil of the Middle East. With the lucidity and vividness that characterize all her work, Barbara W. Tuchman follows these twin spiritual and imperial motives—the Bible and the sword—to their seemingly inevitable endpoint, when Britain conquered Palestine at the conclusion of World War I. At that moment, in a gesture of significance and solemnity, the Balfour Declaration of 1917 established a British-sponsored mandate for a national home for the Jewish people. Throughout this characteristically vivid account, Tuchman demonstrates that the seeds of conflict were planted in the Middle East long before the official founding of the modern state of Israel. Praise for Bible and Sword “Tuchman is a wise and witty writer, a shrewd observer with a lively command of high drama.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer “In her métier as a narrative popular historical writer, Barbara Tuchman is supreme.”—Chicago Sun-Times
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