Byzantium and The Crusades: Second Edition

Byzantium and The Crusades: Second Edition

by Jonathan Harris

Hardcover(2nd Revised ed.)

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This new edition of Byzantium and the Crusades provides a fully-revised and updated version of Jonathan Harris's landmark text in the field of Byzantine and crusader history.

The book offers a chronological exploration of Byzantium and the outlook of its rulers during the time of the Crusades. It argues that one of the main keys to Byzantine interaction with Western Europe, the Crusades and the crusader states can be found in the nature of the Byzantine Empire and the ideology which underpinned it, rather than in any generalised hostility between the peoples.

Taking recent scholarship into account, this new edition includes an updated notes section and bibliography, as well as significant new additions to the text:

- New material on the role of religious differences after 1100
- A detailed discussion of economic, social and religious changes that took place in 12th-century Byzantine relations with the west
- In-depth coverage of Byzantium and the Crusades during the 13th century
- New maps, illustrations, genealogical tables and a timeline of key dates

Byzantium and the Crusades is an important contribution to the historiography by a major scholar in the field that should be read by anyone interested in Byzantine and crusader history.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781780937670
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 11/20/2014
Edition description: 2nd Revised ed.
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Jonathan Harris is Professor of the History of Byzantium at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK. He is the author of Constantinople: Capital of Byzantium (2007) and The End of Byzantium (2010).

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations \ Acknowledgements \ Abbreviations \ Introduction \ 1. The Empire of Christ \ 2. The Rulers of the Empire \ 3. The Search for Security \ 4. The Passage of the First Crusade \ 5. Jerusalem and Antioch \ 6. Innovation and Continuity \ 7. Andronicus \ 8. Iron instead of Gold \ 9. Paralysis and Extortion \ 10. Recovery \ 11. Survival \ Maps \ Timeline of Key Dates \ Genealogical Tables
Bibliography \ Index

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