Anatomy of a Crusade, 1213-1221

9780812213232: Paperback
Release Date: 1st January 1990

4 illus.

Dimensions: 152 x 229

Number of Pages: 312

Series The Middle Ages Series

University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

Anatomy of a Crusade, 1213-1221

An award-winning anatomy of the Fifth Crusade.

Paperback / £22.99

James M. Powell here offers a new interpretation of the Fifth Crusade's historical and social impact, and a richly rewarding view of life in the thirteenth century. Powell addresses such questions as the degree of popular interest in the crusades, the religious climate of the period, the social structure of the membership of the crusade, and the effects of the recruitment effort on the outcome.

List of Figures and Tables
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Introduction

PART I. PREPARATIONS FOR THE CRUSADE
1. Planning for the Crusade
2. The Testing Ground
3. The Vocation of the Cross
4. Recruitment for the Crusade
5. Financing the Crusade
6. The Leadership Question

PART II. THE CRUSADE
7. The First Phase
8. Invasion and Stalemate
9. The Conquest of Damietta
10. The Failure of the Crusade

Epilogue and Conclusions

James M. Powell was Professor of Medieval History at Syracuse University, and author of Albertanus of Brescia: The Pursuit of Happiness in the Early Thirteenth Century, also available from the University of Pennsylvania Press.

"A learned, revisionist history of the Fifth Crusade."—Speculum