This excellent study provides further evidence that crusading was first and foremost a religious activity. Throop has usefully and suggestively rearranged the chronology and textual focus of the use of the rhetoric of vengeance to justify crusade violence with clarity and care. Its novel approach and new interpretation enriches the studies of crusading and the study of religious violence in general.
Crusading as an Act of Vengeance, 1095 1216
Throop's work opens the way for further research that would "integrate the overall historiography of the twelfth-century with our evolving understanding of twelfth-century crusading". It is a book full of interesting insights and thought-provoking evidence Ashgate have strengthened its reputation as a foremost publisher of crusading scholarship.
Throop received her Ph. Now Assistant Professor of History at Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA, USA, she is interested in interdisciplinary perspectives on religion, violence, ideology and emotion in the High Middle Ages, particularly in the context of the medieval crusading movement. In addition to a number of articles, her publications include a collection of essays co-edited with Paul R. Vengeance in the Middle Ages: Emotion, Religion and Feud Ashgate, Product details File Size: Up to 4 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition April 22, Publication Date: April 22, Sold by: Share your thoughts with other customers.
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Books by Susanna A. It was perceived as an expression of power, embedded in a series of commonly understood emotional responses, and also as an expression of orthodox Christian values. There was furthermore a strong link between religious zeal, righteous anger, and the vocabulary of vengeance.
By looking at these concepts in detail, and in the context of current crusading methodologies, fresh vistas are revealed that allow for a better understanding of the crusading movement and those who "took the cross," with broader implications for the study of crusading ideology and twelfth-century spirituality in general. Read on your iOS and Android devices Get more info.
Crusading as an Act of Vengeance, by Susanna A. Throop
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