The Second Crusade: Extending the Frontiers of Christendom

The Second Crusade: Extending the Frontiers of Christendom

Jonathan Phillips / Apr 22, 2021

The Second Crusade Extending the Frontiers of Christendom The Second Crusade was an extraordinarily bold attempt to overcome unbelievers on no less than three fronts Crusader armies set out to defeat Muslims in the Holy Land and in Iberia as well a

  • Title: The Second Crusade: Extending the Frontiers of Christendom
  • Author: Jonathan Phillips
  • ISBN: 9780300112740
  • Page: 115
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Second Crusade 1145 1149 was an extraordinarily bold attempt to overcome unbelievers on no less than three fronts Crusader armies set out to defeat Muslims in the Holy Land and in Iberia as well as pagans in northeastern Europe But, to the shock and dismay of a society raised on the triumphant legacy of the First Crusade, only in Iberia did they achieve any successThe Second Crusade 1145 1149 was an extraordinarily bold attempt to overcome unbelievers on no less than three fronts Crusader armies set out to defeat Muslims in the Holy Land and in Iberia as well as pagans in northeastern Europe But, to the shock and dismay of a society raised on the triumphant legacy of the First Crusade, only in Iberia did they achieve any success This book, the first in 140 years devoted to the Second Crusade, fills a major gap in our understanding of the Crusades and their importance in medieval European history.Historian Jonathan Phillips draws on the latest developments in Crusade studies to cast new light on the origins, planning, and execution of the Second Crusade, some of its radical intentions, and its unprecedented ambition With original insights into the legacy of the First Crusade and the roles of Pope Eugenius III and King Conrad III of Germany, Phillips offers the definitive work on this neglected Crusade that, despite its failed objectives, exerted a profound impact across Europe and the eastern Mediterranean.

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      • Jonathan Phillips

        Dr Jonathan Phillips is Professor of Crusading History in the Department of History, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK His scholarly contributions to the crusades include the books Defenders of the Holy Land Relations Between the Latin East and West, 1119 1187, The Crusades, 1095 1197, and most recently, The Fourth Crusade and the Sack of Constantinople His articles have appeared in a number of British publications including BBC History, History Today, and the Independent Additionally, he is regularly consulted on radio and television programs as a leading expert on crusades history.


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    1. The Second Crusade: Extending the Frontiers of Christendom by Jonathan Phillips provides a detailed overview of the events of the Second Crusade. He supports his subtitle throughout the book, and emphasizes that those who participated in this crusade did so in an attempt defend Christian lands from further invasions and in order to launch an attack to spread Christianity’s influence. He has chapters on all three theaters of war, and while he spends the most time on the French and German crusad [...]


    2. The singular focus of the book is impressive. The narrative zeros in on a single Crusade and explores it in painstaking detail. To thoroughly absorb this book is to gain a working historical knowledge of its subject, plain and simple. Predictably, the complaints I have with this book arise from that very focus: the narrative sometimes gets tangled up in pedantries, information for information's sake as it were. After gaining a knowledge of the Second Crusade, the reader is given no advice as how [...]


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