By Timothy Venning, Peter Frankopan
A Chronology of the Crusades offers a daily improvement of the Crusading stream, the Crusades and the states created through 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 entire advisor to the occasions of every campaign, focusing on the close to East, but additionally these Christian expeditions sanctioned by way 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 distinct and obtainable, this chronology attracts jointly fabric from modern Latin/Frankish, Byzantine and Arab/Muslim resources with overview and clarification to provide a readable narrative which supplies scholars an in-depth assessment of 1 of the main enduringly interesting classes in medieval history.
Including an advent by means of Peter Frankopan which summarises and contextualises the interval, this publication is an important source for college students and teachers alike.
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Xii. St. Simeon: Gesta Francorum, book v, ch. xiii; Raymond, book v, p. 242. 29 December Moslem sortie: Gesta Francorum bok vi, ch. xiv; Raymond, book v, pp. 243–4. 1098 Robert the Monk: book iv (to February 1098); book v (February–June), book vi (June), book vii (June–October), book viii (to December). Cyprus help to siege of Antioch: Albert of Aix, book vi, ch. xxxix. Peter the Hermit tries to desert: Gesta Francorum, book vi, ch. xv. Taticius leaves: Albert of Aix, book iv, ch. xl; Gesta Francorum book vi, pp.
July. Peter ‘the Hermit’ and ‘army’ are escorted by Nicetas across Bulgaria, but angry Hungarians pursue Peter’s group over River Save into Byzantium seeking revenge for looting of Belgrade and they have to be rescued. 4 July. Advance-force under Walter ‘the Penniless’ burns down a mill outside Naissus and is attacked by Byzantines with some killed or arrested; 12 July Walter’s main force reaches Sofia to meet Byzantine military escort; the two forces of Walter and Peter reunite at Philippopolis to be welcomed and receive an Imperial message.
GERMANY/BOHEMIA Whit Sunday, 1 June. Local Christians in Cologne keep their Jewish fellow-citizens safe in hiding as Emich’s army passes through; the latter then head on to Hungary. More massacres break out on 1 June at Trier in the Moselle valley as some of Emich’s men arrive looking for Jews and some throw themselves into the river, though most hide in the archbishop’s palace, and later killings take place at Metz. By the time the raiders return to the middle Rhine, Emich has left for Hungary, so (24–7 June) they turn on the Jews at Neuss, Weverlinghofen, Eller and Xanten.
A chronology of the Crusades by Timothy Venning, Peter Frankopan