The Crusades

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NB. This bibliography reflects the variety in the research of both of the chroniclers here, you will find some fantastic sources from Matt’s research on the Baltic Crusades, Jamie has included some general Crusade sources, some sources focussed on military history and medieval fortification, and finally some fantastic sources on the Crusades from the Arab point of view.

Additional primary sources are included within Chronicle Editions bibliography.

  1. Michael Barber, The New Knighthood: A History of the Order of the TempleCambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1994.
  2. John France, The Crusades and the Expansion of Catholic Christendom, 1000-1714, London and New York, Routledge, 2005.
  3. Francesco Gabrieli (trans), Arab Historians of the Crusades, London, Routledge, 1984.
  4. Elizabeth Hallam, ed., Chronicles of the Crusades: Eye-witness accounts of the wars between Christianity and Islam, Surrey: Bramley Books, 1996.
  5. Norman Housley, Contesting the Crusades, Oxford, Blackwell, 2006.
  6. Muḥammad ibn Aḥmad Ibn Jubayr, Travels of Ibn Jubayr, translated by William Wright and M. J. de Goeje, Leyden, A.J. Brill. 1907.
  7. Jean de Joinville and Geoffroy Villehardouin, Chronicles of the Crusades, translated by Caroline Smith, London, Penguin, 2008.
  8. August C. Krey, The First Crusade; the Accounts of Eyewitnesses and ParticipantsPrinceton, Princeton University Press, 1921.
  9. Peter Lock, The Routledge Companion to the Crusades, London and New York, Routledge, 2006.
  10. Amin Maalouf, The Crusades Through Arab Eyes, London, Saqi, 2012.
  11. Helen J. Nicholson (trans), The Chronicle of the Third Crusade: The Itinerarium Peregrinorum et Gesta Regis Ricardi, Aldershot, Ashgate, 1997.
  12. Edward Peters (ed.), The First Crusade: “The Chronicle of Fulcher of Chartres” and Other Source Materials, Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Press, 1998.
  13. Denys Pringle ‘Town Defences in the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem’, in The Medieval City under Siege, ed. Ivy A. Corfis and Michael Wolfe, Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 1995.
  14. Jean Richard, The Crusades, c.1071-c.1291, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2006.
  15. Rebecca Rist, The Papacy and Crusading in Europe, 1198-1245, London, Continuum, 2009.
  16. Steven Runciman, The Kingdom of Acre and the Later Crusades, vol. 3, A History of the Crusades, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1955.
  17. William Stubbs (ed), Chronica magistri Rogeri de Houedene, London, Longmans, Green & Co., 1869.
  18. Christopher Tyerman, God’s War: A New History of the Crusades, London, Penguin Books, 2006.

The Baltic Crusades

  1. Robert Bartlett, The Making of Europe: Conquest, Colonization and Cultural Change, 950-1350, London, Penguin, 1994.
  2. Robert Bartlett and Angus Mackay (eds.), Medieval Frontier Societies, Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1989.
  3. Eric Christiansen,The Northern Crusades, London, Penguin, 1997.
  4. Iben Fonnesberg-Schmidt, The Popes and the Baltic Crusades 1147-1254, Leiden, Brill, 2007.
  5. Mikolaj Gladysz, The Forgotten Crusaders: Poland and the Crusader Movement in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries, Leiden, Brill, 2012.
  6. Helmold of Bosau, The Chronicle of the Slavs, trans. Francis J. Tschan, New York, Columbia University Press, 1935.
  7. Henricus Lettus, The Chronicle of Henry of Livonia, trans. James A. Brundage, New York, Columbia University Press, 2003.
  8. Kaspar Klavins, ‘The Ideology of Christian and Pagan Practice among the Teutonic Knights: The Case of the Baltic Region’, Journal of Baltic Studies 37, no. 3. 2006, pp. 260 – 276.
  9. Robert Michell and Nevil Forbes (trans.), The chronicle of Novgorod, 1016-1471, London, Offices of the Society, 1914.
  10. Mark R. Munzinger, ‘The Profits of the Cross: merchant involvement in the Baltic Crusade (c. 1180 – 1230)’, Journal of Medieval History 32, 2006, pp. 163 – 185.
  11. Alan V. Murray (ed.), Crusade and Conversion on the Baltic Frontier 1150-1500, Farnham, Ashgate, 2001.
  12. Jerry Smith and William Urban (eds. and trans.) The Livonian Rhymed Chronicle, Bloomington, University of Indiana Press, 1977.
  13. Marek Tamm, Linda Kaljundi and Carsten Selch Jensen Crusading and Chronicle Writing on the Medieval Baltic Frontier, Farnham, Ashgate, 2011.
  14. William Urban, The Baltic Crusade, ed. 2, Chicago, Lithuanian Research and Studies Centre, 1994.
  15. William Urban, ‘Teutonic Knights and Baltic Chivalry’, Historian 56, no. 4, 1995, pp. 519 – 527.
  16. Nicolaus von Jeroschin, The Chronicle of Prussia: A History of the Teutonic Knights in Prussia, 1190-1331 (Crusade Texts in Translation), trans. Mary Fischer, Farnham, Ashgate, 2010.