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This list relates to the semester Semester Two 2018/19 which does not start until 01/01/2019
  1. General Reading 68 items
    1. The Medieval Middle East 2 items
    2. The Crusades 21 items
      1. Sources 7 items
        1. A History of Deeds Done Beyond the Sea - William of Tyre 1943 (electronic resource)

          Book 

        2. Letters from the East: crusaders, pilgrims and settlers in the 12th-13th centuries - Malcolm Barber, A. K. Bate 2010

          Book 

        3. Armenia and the Crusades: tenth to twelfth centuries : the Chronicle of Matthew of Edessa - Ara Edmond Dostourian, Matthew, Grifor c1993

          Book Recommended

        4. The Damascus Chronicle of the Crusades - Abū Yaʻlā Ḥamzah ibn Asad Ibn al-Qalānisī, H. A. R. Gibb 1932

          Book Essential

        5. Caffaro, Genoa and the twelfth-century crusades - Martin Hall, Jonathan Phillips, Caffarus 2013

          Book Essential

        6. The chronicle of Ibn al-Athīr for the crusading period from al-Kāmil fīʼl-taʼrīkh - ʻIzz al-Dīn Ibn al-Athīr, D. S. Richards 2006-2007

          Book 

      2. Secondary Literature 14 items
        1. Muslim Perspectives & Responses 4 items
          1. The race for paradise: an Islamic history of the crusades - Paul M. Cobb 2014

            Book Recommended

          2. The Crusades: Islamic perspectives - Carole Hillenbrand c1999

            Book Essential

          3. Popular Muslim reactions to the Franks in the Levant, 1097-1291 - Alexander Mallett 2014

            Book Essential

        2. The Crusader States 1 item
          1. The crusader states - Malcolm Barber c2012 (electronic resource)

            Book Recommended

        3. Muslim Powers in the Middle East 9 items
          1. From Saladin to the Mongols: the Ayyubids of Damascus, 1193-1260 - R. Stephen Humphreys, American Council of Learned Societies 1977 (electronic resource)

            Book 

          2. Zengids, Ayyubids and Seljuqs - S. Humphreys

            Chapter Essential

          3. The Ismʻ̄ıl̄ıs: their history and doctrines - Farhad Daftary 2007

            Book 

    3. Medieval Warfare 45 items
      1. Sources 2 items
      2. Secondary Literature 17 items
        1. War in the Middle Ages - Philippe Contamine 1984

          Book 

        2. Medieval warfare: a bibliographical guide - Everett U. Crosby 2000

          Book  Includes bibliography on crusader warfare

        3. The Oxford encyclopedia of medieval warfare and military technology - Clifford J. Rogers, William Caferro 2010

          Book 

        4. Medieval warfare: theory and practice of war in Europe, 300-1500 - Helen J. Nicholson 2004

          Book 

        5. War and peace in ancient and medieval history - Philip De Souza, John France 2008

          Book 

        6. Medieval warfare 1000-1300 - John France 2005

          Book 

        7. Medieval warfare: a history - Maurice Hugh Keen, MyiLibrary 1999 (electronic resource)

          Book 

        8. Noble ideals and bloody realities: warfare in the Middle Ages - Niall Christie, Maya Yazigi 2006

          Book 

        9. The medieval siege - Jim Bradbury 1992

          Book Recommended

        10. Chivalry and violence in medieval Europe - Richard W. Kaeuper 1999

          Book 

      3. Crusading Warfare 18 items
        1. The crusader armies: 1099-1187 - Steven Tibble 2018

          Book 

        2. Western warfare in the age of the Crusades, 1000-1300 - John France 1999

          Book 

        3. Crusading warfare, 1097-1193 - R. C. Smail 1995

          Book Essential

        4. Warfare in the Latin East, 1192-1291 - Christopher Marshall 1992

          Book Essential

        5. Crusader siege in the Nile delta - Douglas Sterling 2005

          Article Essential

        6. The failure of the siege of Damascus in 1148 - Alan John Forey

          Chapter Recommended

        7. The recovery of the Holy Land - Pierre Dubois 1956 (electronic resource)

          Book Recommended

      4. Weapons, Armour & Technology 8 items
        1. Medieval military technology - Kelly DeVries c1992

          Book Essential

        2. The Medieval Armour From Rhodes - Walter J. Karcheski Jr., Thom Richardson, Walter Karcheski, Paula Turner May 2000 (Hardcover)

          Book Recommended

        3. A companion to medieval arms and armour - David Nicolle, MyiLibrary 2002 (electronic resource)

          Book Recommended

        4. War, technology and society in the Middle East - Vernon J. Parry, Malcolm Yapp 1975

          Book Recommended

        5. Trebuchets - Donald R. Hill Jan 1, 1973

          Article Recommended

        6. The Trebuchet - Paul Chevedden, Les Eigenbrod, Vernard Foley, Werner Soedel

          Article Recommended

  2. The First Crusade and the Idea of Crusading 29 items
    1. Sources 9 items
      1. Chronicles of the First Crusade 1096-1099 - Christopher Tyerman 2012, c2004

        Book 

      2. The Alexiad - Anna Comnena, E. R. A. Sewter c1969

        Book Recommended

      3. The Gesta Tancredi of Ralph of Caen: a history of the Normans on the First Crusade - Bernard S. Bachrach, David Steward Bachrach, Raoul c2005

        Book Recommended

      4. A history of the expedition to Jerusalem, 1095-1127 - Fulcher of Chartres c1969

        Book Essential

      5. Albert of Aachen's history of the journey to Jerusalem - Albert of Aachen c2013

        Book Essential

      6. Historia Francorum qui ceperunt Iherusatem - Raymond of Aguilers 1968

        Book Essential

      7. Robert the Monk's History of the First Crusade =: Historia Iherosolimitana - Carol Sweetenham, Robert 2004

        Book Essential

    2. Secondary Literature 20 items
      1. The first crusaders, 1095-1131 - Jonathan Simon Christopher Riley-Smith 1997

        Book Essential

      2. Armies of heaven: the first crusade and the quest for apocalypse - Jay Rubenstein c2011

        Book Essential

      3. The First Crusade: the call from the East - Peter Frankopan 2012

        Book Recommended

      4. The First Crusade and the idea of crusading - Jonathan Simon Christopher Riley-Smith 1986 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential

      5. The siege of Jerusalem: crusade and conquest in 1099 - Conor Kostick 2009

        Book Recommended

      6. The "Tafurs" and the First Crusade - A. M. Sumberg

        Article Essential Pp. 224-246 available via Online Resource Button.

      7. The first crusade: a new history - Thomas S. Asbridge 2005

        Book Recommended

  3. Transcultural Warfare & Rules of War 44 items
    1. Chivalry 15 items
      1. Holy warriors: the religious ideology of chivalry - Richard W. Kaeuper 2009

        Book 

      2. Medieval chivalry - Richard W. Kaeuper 2016

        Book 

      3. Religion and the conduct of war, c.300-1215 - David Steward Bachrach 2003

        Book Essential

    2. Transcultural Warfare 3 items
    3. Rules of War 5 items
      1. The age of chivalry - Robert C. Stacey

        Chapter Essential

      2. Constraints on warfare - Michael Howard

        Chapter Essential Pp. 1-11 available via Online Resource Button.

    4. Military Theory 5 items
      1. Vegetius: epitome of military science - Flavius Vegetius Renatus, N. P. Milner 1993 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential

      2. Battle seeking : the contexts and limits of Vegetian strategy - Stephen Morillo

        Article Essential Available via the Online Resource button.

      3. Saladin and Muslim Military Theory - Hamblin William J. 1992

        Chapter Essential

    5. Holy War 16 items
      1. Christianity 4 items
        1. Holy War: Christianity, Violence, and the West - Philippe Buc 2015

          Book 

      2. Islam 8 items
        1. Jihad in Islamic history: doctrines and practice. Michael Bonner - Michael David Bonner 2006

          Book Recommended

        2. Parallel Preachings: Urban II and al-Sulamī - Niall Christie, Deborah Gerish 09/2003

          Article Recommended

        3. Jihad poetry in the age of the crusades - Carole Hillenbrand

          Chapter Recommended

      3. Martyrdom 3 items
        1. Martyrdom and the First Crusade - H. E. J. Cowdrey

          Chapter Recommended

        2. Death on the First Crusade - Jonathan Riley-Smith

          Chapter Essential

        3. Martyrs of the field of battle before and during the First Crusade - Colin Morris

          Chapter Essential Pp. 93-104 available via Online Resource Button.

  4. Logistics 6 items
    1. How to plan a crusade: reason and religious war in the High Middle Ages - Christopher Tyerman 2015

      Book Essential

    2. Supplying the crusader states: The role of the Templars - Malcolm C. Barber

      Chapter Essential

  5. Diplomacy 2 items
    1. Alliances and treaties between Frankish and Muslim rulers in the Middle East: cross-cultural diplomacy in the period of the Crusades - Michael Kohler, P. M. Holt, Konrad Hirschler 2013

      Book Essential In Alliances and Treaties between Frankish and Muslim Rulers Michael Köhler presents a fully integrated study of Frankish-Muslim diplomacy in the period from the First Crusade through to the thirteenth century. It is a ground-breaking study that challenges preconceived notions of the relations between Frankish and Muslim rulers in the Middle East. Commonly portrayed as an era of conflict, the period appears here as one in which conventions of diplomatic cooperation were commonplace. This book is one of the few works in the fields of Crusader Studies and Middle Eastern Studies that draws to the same extent on Arabic and Western sources; two textual traditions that have usually been studied in isolation from each other.

  6. Crusader States (C12th) 9 items
    1. Sources 5 items
      1. Walter the Chancellor's The Antiochene wars: a translation and commentary - Thomas S. Asbridge, Susan Edgington, Walter 1999

        Book Essential

      2. Armenia and the Crusades: tenth to twelfth centuries : the Chronicle of Matthew of Edessa - Ara Edmond Dostourian, Matthew, Grifor c1993

        Book Essential

      3. The Damascus Chronicle of the Crusades - Abū Yaʻlā Ḥamzah ibn Asad Ibn al-Qalānisī, H. A. R. Gibb 1932

        Book Recommended

    2. Literature 4 items
      1. The significance and cause of the battle of the Field of Blood - Asbridge Thomas S.

        Chapter Essential

      2. Frontier warfare in the Latin kingdom of Jerusalem: the campaign of Jacob's Ford, 1178-1179 - Malcolm Barber

        Chapter Essential Pp. 9-22 available via Online Resource Button.

  7. Second Crusade 7 items
    1. Sources 1 item
    2. General Reading 4 items
      1. The Second Crusade: extending the frontiers of Christendom - Jonathan Phillips c2007

        Book Recommended

      2. The Second Crusade: scope and consequences - Jonathan Phillips, Martin Hoch 2001

        Book Recommended

    3. Siege of Damascus 2 items
      1. The failure of the siege of Damascus in 1148 - Alan John Forey

        Chapter Recommended

  8. The Battle of Hattin and the Third Crusade 32 items
    1. Sources 11 items
      1. The Conquest of Jerusalem and the Third Crusade: sources in translation - P. W. Edbury, William c1996

        Book Essential

      2. Chronicle of the Third Crusade: a translation of the Itinerarium peregrinorum et gesta Regis Ricardi - Helen J. Nicholson, William Stubbs, Ricardus c1997

        Book Essential

      3. The history of the Holy War: Ambroise's Estoire de la guerre sainte - Marianne Ailes, Malcolm Barber, Ambroise 2003

        Book Essential

      4. The rare and excellent history of Saladin, or, al-Nawadir al-Sultaniyya wa'l-Mahasin al-Yusufiyya - Bahāʼ al-Dīn Yusuf ibn Rāfiʻ Ibn Shaddād, D. S. Richards c2002

        Book Essential

      5. The chronicle of Ibn al-Athīr for the crusading period from al-Kāmil fīʼl-taʼrīkh - ʻIzz al-Dīn Ibn al-Athīr, D. S. Richards 2006-2007

        Book Essential

      6. Chronicles and memorials of the reign of Richard I - William Stubbs 2012 (electronic resource)

        Book Suggested for Student Purchase

    2. Battle of Hattin 5 items
      1. Hattin - John France 2015

        Book Essential

      2. Raymond III of Tripolis and the fall of Jerusalem (1140-1187) - Marshall Whithed Baldwin 1969

        Book Essential Excellent study of battle of Hattin at pp. 96-135

      3. The Battle of Hattin Revisited - Benjamin Z. Kedar

        Chapter Essential Pp. 190-207 available via Online Resource Button.

      4. The battle of Hattin: a chronicle of a defeat foretold? - Michael Ehrlich

        Article Recommended Pp. 16-32 available via Online Resource Button.

    3. Siege of Acre 1189-1191 2 items
    4. Battle of Arsuf 2 items
    5. Saladin 7 items
      1. Saladin - Andrew S. Ehrenkreutz, American Council of Learned Societies 1972 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      2. Saladin - Jane Marie Todd, Eddé Anne-Marie 2011

        Book Essential

      3. Saladin: the Sultan and his times, 1138-1193 - Hannes Möhring 2008

        Book Recommended

      4. Saladin and Muslim Military Theory - Hamblin William J. 1992

        Chapter Recommended

      5. The armies of Saladin - R. Gibb

        Chapter Recommended

    6. Richard I (Lionheart) 5 items
      1. Richard the Lionheart: king and knight - Jean Flori 2006

        Book 

      2. Richard the Lionheart - Anon 1992 (electronic resource)

        Book 

  9. Fifth Crusade 5 items
    1. Sources 2 items
      1. Christian society and the Crusades, 1198-1229: sources in translation, including The capture of Damietta by Oliver of Paderborn - Edward Peters, John J. Gavigan, Oliver c1971

        Book Essential

      2. Letters from the East: crusaders, pilgrims and settlers in the 12th-13th centuries - Malcolm Barber, A. K. Bate 2010

        Book Essential

    2. Secondary Literature 3 items
      1. Anatomy of a crusade, 1213-1221 - James M. Powell c1986

        Book Essential

      2. Crusader siege in the Nile delta - Douglas Sterling 2005

        Article Essential

  10. Crusades of Louis IX 11 items
    1. Secondary Literature 8 items
      1. Saint Louis: Crusader King of France - Jean Richard, S. D. Lloyd 1992

        Book 

      2. Saint Louis - Jacques Le Goff 1996

        Book 

    2. Sources 3 items
      1. The Seventh Crusade, 1244-1254: sources and documents - Peter Jackson 2009

        Book 

      2. Chronicles of the Crusades - 1224?-1317? Joinville, Jean, sire de 2008

        Book Essential

  11. Crusader States (C13th) 10 items
    1. Sources 4 items
      1. The 'Templar of Tyre': Part III of the 'Deeds of the Cypriots' - Chronique du templier de Tyr. English c2003 (edtied by)

        Book Essential

    2. Secondary Literature 3 items
      1. The Mamluk conquest of the County of Tripoli - Robert Irwin

        Chapter 

    3. The Mongol Threat 3 items
      1. The battle of 'Ayn Jalut: a re-examination - Peter Thorau

        Chapter  Pp. 236-241 available via Online Resource Button.

      2. From Saladin to the Mongols: the Ayyubids of Damascus, 1193-1260 - R. Stephen Humphreys, American Council of Learned Societies 1977 (electronic resource)

        Book 

  12. Armies 16 items
    1. Latin armies 3 items
      1. La Règle du Temple as a military manual or how to deliver a cavalry charge - Matthew Bennett

        Chapter Essential Available via the Online Resource button.

      2. The myth of military supremacy of knightly cavalry - Matthew Bennett

        Chapter Essential Available via the Online Resource button.

    2. Muslim armies 13 items
      1. Infantry in Muslim armies during the Crusades - Yaacov Lev

        Chapter Essential Pp. 185-207 available via Online Resource Button.

      2. Tactical and strategic weaknesses of horse archers on the eve of the First Crusade - Bowlus Charles R.

        Chapter Essential Pp. 159-166 available via Online Resource Button.

      3. Mamlūks and Crusaders: men of the sword and men of the pen - Robert Irwin c2010

        Book Recommended

      4. The training of the Mamluk Faris - Hassanein Rabie

        Chapter Essential Pp. 153-163 available via Online Resource Button.

      5. The battle of 'Ayn Jalut: a re-examination - Peter Thorau

        Chapter Essential Pp. 236-241 available via Online Resource Button.

  13. Military Orders 22 items
    1. The medieval military orders, 1120-1314 - Nicholas Edward Morton 2013

      Book Recommended

    2. The Teutonic knights in the Holy Land, 1190-1291 - Nicholas Edward Morton 2009

      Book 

    3. The Knights of St. John in Jerusalem and Cyprus,c.1050-1310 - Jonathan Simon Christopher Riley-Smith 1967

      Book 

    4. The Knights Hospitaller in the Levant, c.1070-1309 - Jonathan Simon Christopher Riley-Smith 2012

      Book 

    5. Templars and Hospitallers as professed religious in the Holy Land - Jonathan Riley-Smith 2010

      Book 

    6. The military orders: Vol. 2: Welfare and warfare - Helen J. Nicholson, Malcolm Barber 1998

      Book 

    7. The Oxford history of the Crusades - Jonathan Simon Christopher Riley-Smith, MyiLibrary 1999 (electronic resource)

      Book 

    8. Supplying the crusader states: The role of the Templars - Malcolm C. Barber

      Chapter Essential

    9. Military orders and crusades - Alan Forey 1994

      Book 

    10. The Teutonic Knights: a military history - William L. Urban 2003

      Book 

    11. The Knights Hospitaller in the Levant, c.1070-1309 - Jonathan Simon Christopher Riley-Smith 2012

      Book 

  14. Castles 15 items
    1. Frankish and Muslim siege warfare and the construction of Frankich concentric castles - Ronnie Ellenblum

      Chapter Essential Available via the Online Resource button.

    2. Crusader castles - Hugh Kennedy 1994

      Book 

    3. Geography of fear and the spatial distribution of Frankish castles - Ronnie Ellenblum

      Chapter 

    4. Unknown crusader castles - Kristian Molin 2000

      Book 

    5. The fortifications of Armenian Cilicia - Robert W. Edwards c1987

      Book 

    6. Crusader castles: The first generation - Denys Pringle

      Chapter 

  15. Naval Warfare 7 items
    1. A view from a masthead: the First Crusade from the sea - John Pryor

      Article Essential Article available via Online Resource button.

    2. Medieval naval warfare, 1000-1500 - Susan Rose 2002

      Book 

  16. Mercenaries 7 items
    1. Western warfare in the age of the Crusades, 1000-1300 - John France 1999

      Book Essential

  17. Casualties and Medicine 16 items
    1. Casualties and the number of knights on the First Crusade - Jonathan Riley-Smith

      Article Essential Article is available via Online Resource button.

    2. Death on the First Crusade - Jonathan Riley-Smith

      Chapter Recommended

    3. Medicine in the Crusades: warfare, wounds and the medieval surgeon - Piers D. Mitchell 2004

      Book Recommended

    4. Refugees and non-combatants 5 items
    5. Hostages and POWs 5 items
      1. Hostages in the Middle Ages - Adam J. Kosto, Oxford University Press 2012 (electronic resource)

        Book Essential

      2. Encounter between enemies: captivity and ransom in the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem - Yvonne Friedman 2002

        Book Essential The URL link is to the chapter "Prisoners of war in the Levant"

      3. The Ransom of Captives in the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem - Yvonne Friedman

        Chapter Essential Available via the Online Resource button.

      4. Captivity and ransom: The experience of women - Yvonne Friedman

        Chapter Essential

  18. Intelligence 3 items
    1. Special operations in the age of chivalry, 1100-1550 - Yuval N. Harari 2007

      Book Recommended

    2. The doves of war: The part played by carrier pigeons in the crusades - Susan B. Edgington

      Chapter Essential Pp. 167-175 available via Online Resource Button