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By Timothy Venning, Peter Frankopan

A Chronology of the Crusades presents a daily improvement of the Crusading circulate, the Crusades and the states created by way of them during the medieval interval. starting within the run-up to the 1st campaign in 1095, to the autumn of Constantinople in 1453, and finishing with the Turkish assault on Belgrade in 1456, this reference is a complete consultant to the occasions of every campaign, targeting the close to East, but in addition these Christian expeditions sanctioned by means of the Papacy as ‘Crusades’ within the medieval period. in addition to clashes among Christians and Muslims within the Latin States, Timothy Venning additionally chronicles the Albigensian campaign, clashes in Anatolia and the Balkans and the Reconquista within the Iberian Peninsula. either targeted and available, this chronology attracts jointly fabric from modern Latin/Frankish, Byzantine and Arab/Muslim assets with evaluate and clarification to supply a readable narrative which provides scholars an in-depth evaluate of 1 of the main enduringly interesting classes in medieval history.

Including an advent through Peter Frankopan which summarises and contextualises the interval, this booklet is an important source for college students and lecturers alike.

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BYZANTIUM/TURKISH SULTANATE Alexius’ general Taticius unsuccessfully besieges Nicaea; however the arrival of Barqiyaruq's army under the ferocious Burzuq in Asia Minor en route to reconquer Nicaea leads Abul Qasim to appeal to Alexius for aid. Alexius sends an expedition, which helps the city to hold out. Short of supplies, Burzuq retreats. However a second expedition is soon being prepared, and Abul Qasim appeals to Alexius again and apparently offers to act as his governor. June? Alexius’ wife’s brother John Ducas, recalled from governing Dyrrachium, with a new fleet sails to assist Constantine Dalassenos who has landed on Lesbos to retake Mytilene from Tzachas.

J. C. Munro (New York: Crofts, 1928); See also R. B. Yewdale, Bohemund I, Prince of Antioch (Princeton: Princeton UP, 1924). Raymond of Toulouse: Albert of Aix, book ii, ch. xxii–xxiii; Raymond of Aguilers, Historia Francorum qui ceperunt Jerusalem, in RHC Occidental, vol. iii: book i–ii, pp. 235–8. Robert of Normandy and Robert of Flanders: Fulcher, book i, ch. vii, pp. 163–8; Raymond of Aguilers, book ii, p. 238. : Fulcher, book ii, ch. viii, pp. 168–76. The leaders meet Alexius: Anna Komnenos, book x, ch.

Godfrey’s accident: Albert of Aix, book iii, ch. iv. Cilicia etc: Albert of Aix, book iii, ch. iii–xvii (Tarsus), xix; Anna Comnena, book xi, ch. iii; Gesta Francorum, book iv, ch. xi. Expedition to Armenian lands in the upper Euphrates region: Albert of Aix, book iii, ch. v–xvii. Gesta Francorum, book iv, ch. x; Matthew of Edessa, Chronicle, book ii, ch. cliv; Radulph of Caen, Gesta Tancredi Sciliae Regis in Expeditione Hierosolymitana in RHC Occicental, vol. iii: books xxiii–xxvii, pp. 629–41; William of Tyre, History, in RHC Occidental, vol.

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