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The Resource To follow in their footsteps : the Crusades and family memory in the high Middle Ages, Nicholas L. Paul

To follow in their footsteps : the Crusades and family memory in the high Middle Ages, Nicholas L. Paul

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To follow in their footsteps : the Crusades and family memory in the high Middle Ages
Title
To follow in their footsteps
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the Crusades and family memory in the high Middle Ages
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Nicholas L. Paul
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Language
eng
Summary
"When the First Crusade ended with the conquest of Jerusalem in 1099, jubilant crusaders returned home to Europe bringing with them stories, sacred relics, and other memorabilia, including banners, jewelry, and weapons. In the ensuing decades, the memory of the crusaders' bravery and pious sacrifice was invoked widely among the noble families of western Christendom. Popes preaching future crusades would count on these very same families for financing, leadership, and for the willing warriors who would lay down their lives on the battlefield. Despite the great risks and financial hardships associated with crusading, descendants of those who suffered and died on crusade would continue to take the cross, in some cases over several generations. Indeed, as Nicholas L. Paul reveals in To Follow in Their Footsteps, crusading was very much a family affair. Scholars of the crusades have long pointed to the importance of dynastic tradition and ties of kinship in the crusading movement but have failed to address more fundamental questions about the operation of these social processes. What is a "family tradition"? How are such traditions constructed and maintained, and by whom? How did crusading families confront the loss of their kin in distant lands? Making creative use of Latin dynastic narratives as well as vernacular literature, personal possessions and art objects, and architecture from across western Europe, Paul shows how traditions of crusading were established and reinforced in the collective memories of noble families throughout the twelfth and thirteenth centuries"--Publisher's Web site
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P@U
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • bibliography
To follow in their footsteps : the Crusades and family memory in the high Middle Ages, Nicholas L. Paul
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To follow in their footsteps : the Crusades and family memory in the high Middle Ages, Nicholas L. Paul
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7591/j.cttq42cf
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-336) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ancestor, avatar, crusader -- Relations -- The fabric of victory -- Missing men -- Opening the gates -- The fire at Martmoutier -- Triumph at Ripoll -- Appendix 1: dynastic narratives and crusading memory -- Appendix 2: dynastic narratives in local and monastic chronicles -- Appendix 3: description of Paris, BNF, MS Lat. 5132 -- Appendix 4: letter of "Clement" in Paris, BNF, MS Lat. 5132,f. 106
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1 online resource (xiv, 350 pages :)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801465987
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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illustrations, map
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remote

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