New book: Crusading on the Edge. Ideas and Practice of Crusading in Iberia and the Baltic Region, 1100-1500

Edited by Associate Professor Torben Kjersgaard Nielsen and Professor (MSO) Iben Fonnesberg-Schmidt, Department of Culture and Global Studies, Aalborg University. Publisher: Brepols Publishers. This volume brings together contributions from fifteen historians and art historians working on the history of the crusades, focusing on Iberia and the Baltic region.

This volume brings together contributions from fifteen historians and art historians working on the history of the crusades, focusing on Iberia and the Baltic region. The subjects treated include the historiography of the Iberian and Baltic crusades; the transfer of crusading ideas from the Holy Land to Iberia and the Baltic region and the use of such ideas in local rhetoric and propaganda; the papal attitudes towards the Iberian and Baltic campaigns; the papal attitudes towards Muslims living in Christian Spain; the interaction between conquered and conquerors as reflected in art and architecture; and the exchange of information about the crusades in Iberia and the wider Baltic Region. The collection thus throws further light not only onto events in the Iberian Peninsula and the Baltic region but also onto the development of the crusade movement in general. It constitutes a valuable resource for both undergraduates and postgraduates studying the crusade movement in the Middle Ages.

Editors: Torben Kjersgaard Nielsen & Iben Fonnesberg-Schmidt
Publisher: Brepols Publishers
ISBN: 978-2-503-54881-4
Number of pages: XV + 409
Year of publication: 2016

Can be purchased here.

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