Dei gesta per Francos: Etudes sur les croisades dédiées à Jean Richard - Crusade Studies in Honour of Jean Richard

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Professor Jean Richard is the doyen of crusade historians. Although also well-known as one of the most distinguished historians of Burgundy, he has through publications which have been appearing for over half a century established himself as the greatest living scholar working on crusading and the Latin East. His book on twelfth-century Tripoli, published in 1945, is still the standard work on the county. In the 1950s he, and Joshua Prawer, provided a revolutionary approach towards the constitution and institutions of the kingdom of Jerusalem. He went on to pave the way for an entirely new understanding of the kingdom of Cyprus. In the 1960s he was one of a few historians who were sign-posting a more empathetic view of the ideology of crusading and the motivation of crusaders, and he developed his ideas further in recent monographs on Saint Louis and on the crusades in general. His work on Catholic missions to Asia and the role of the papacy in those enterprises is generally regarded as setting standards which few can approach. To celebrate his eightieth birthday thirty-nine colleagues have contributed articles in fields which themselves illustrate Professor Richard’s breadth of interest: the crusades, the military orders, and the Latin settlements on the Levantine mainland and the island of Cyprus.

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Michel Balard, Universite de Paris I, France, Benjamin Z. Kedar, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel and Jonathan Riley-Smith, Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge, UK H.E.J. Cowdrey, John France, John H. Pryor, Nurith Kenaan-Kedar, Benjamin Kedar, Malcolm Barber, Christoph Maier, James Powell, Michel Balard, Jacques Paviot, Norman Housley, Simonetta Cerrini, Jonathan Riley-Smith, Alain Demurger, Anthony Luttrell, Marie-Adelaide Nielen, Anne-Marie Edde, Rudolf Hiestand, Gerard Dedeyan, Ronnie Ellenblum, Bernard Hamilton, Hans E. Mayer, Alan Murray, Denys Pringle, Adrian Boas, Aryeh Grabois, Brigitte Poree, David Jacoby, Dominique Sourdel, Beatrice Dansette, Gilles Grivaud, Peter Edbury, Nicholas Coureas, Jaroslav Folda, J.B. de Vaivre, Brunehilde Imhaus, D.M. Metcalf, Catherine Otten-Froux, Benjamin Arbel.

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'...essential reading for scholars of the crusades and their students; but... which is worthy of the attention from scholars outside its immediate field.' History '... these articles reflect the latest advances in their varied fields; there is something of value here for almost everyone.' De Re Military

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