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Maps; Preface; The Concise History of the Crusades; Chapter 1. The Call; Chapter 2. The First Crusade; Chapter 3. The Rise of the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem and the Second Crusade; Chapter 4. The Decline of the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem and the Third Crusade; Chapter 5. The Fourth Crusade; Photospread; Chapter 6. Crusading at Home; Chapter 7. The Fifth Crusade and the Crusade of Frederick II; Chapter 8. The Crusades of St. Louis; Chapter 9. The Later Crusades; Chapter 10. The Legacy of the Crusades; Conclusion; Glossary; Select Bibliography; Sources in Translation; Index
What is the relationship between the medieval crusades and the problems of the modern Middle East? Were the crusades the Christian equivalent of Muslim jihad? In this sweeping yet crisp history, Thomas F. Madden offers a brilliant and compelling narrative of the crusades and their contemporary relevance. Placing all of the major crusades within their social, economic, religious, and intellectual environments, Madden explores the uniquely medieval world that led untold thousands to leave their homes, families, and friends to mar.