Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 May 2011

256 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719073212

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The Debate on the Crusades, 1099-2010

Christopher Tyerman

Published by Manchester University Press

Issues in Historiography MUP

  • The first book-length study of attitudes and academic study of the crusades to cover the whole phenomenon of crusade literature from the First Crusade to the twenty-first century Clearly shows how the crusades have been fashioned by different generations and different cultures - European, British, American, Islamic-to suit their own self-images and concerns Shows how history is manipulated to support modern causes
  • Shows ways in which the crusades were used and manipulated by partisans and polemicists in the Reformation, the Enlightenment, 19th- and 20th-century Colonialism and more Directly challenges the idea that the past can be taken as an absolute, an objective given or, consequently, as evidence in modern political or cultural disputes