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by P. M. Holt

  • ISBN: 058249303X
  • Category: History
  • Author: P. M. Holt
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Longman Publishing Group (January 1, 1986)
  • Pages: 250 pages
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Broken down into 21 chapters, Holt covers the Crusading Age . Especially fascinating is his covering of the powerful Mamlukes, from their complex and bloody rise to power, to their fall at the hands of the Ottoman Empire in 1517

Broken down into 21 chapters, Holt covers the Crusading Age, followed by the rise of the Ayyubid Sultanate and the Mamluk Sultanate. Though these are the main actors, Holt gives coverage to Byzantine, Mongol, Seljuk, Karaman, Ottoman, and other empires or peoples who affected or impacted the Near East. Especially fascinating is his covering of the powerful Mamlukes, from their complex and bloody rise to power, to their fall at the hands of the Ottoman Empire in 1517. As noted in the title, the book ends with the fall of the Mamlukes, and with them the fall of "Bilad Ash-Sham" and Egypt to the Ottoman Empire, and indeed the end of the "Middle Ages" for the Near East.

Start by marking The Age of the Crusades: The Near . Most of the book focuses on Egypt and its many sultans during this period

Start by marking The Age of the Crusades: The Near East from the Eleventh Century to 1517 as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Most of the book focuses on Egypt and its many sultans during this period. Peter Malcolm Holt (1918–2006), a Fellow of the British Academy, was an historian of the Sudan, of the Middle East more widely, and of the development of Arabic studies in early modern England.

Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society. The age of the Crusades: the Near East from the eleventh century to 1517. A History of the Near East), pp. xiii, 205 4 maps. London and New York, Longman, 1986.

To all of these Professor Holt is a clear and skilful guide 1. The Near East on the eve of the First Crusade.

To all of these Professor Holt is a clear and skilful guide. He principally utilises, and to some extent reinterprets, the medieval Arabic sources, to present a picture which differs in important respects from the conventional western-orientated view. Introduction: The lands and their peoples. 1. 2. The First Crusade 1095-1099. 3. The Frankish States and the Muslim Response 1099-1128. 4. Outremer and its People. 5. Zangi and Nur-al-Din 1128-1154. 6. Nur-al-Din and the rise of Saladin 1154-1174.

To all of these Professor Holt is a clear and skilful guide The Near East on the Eve of the First Crusade. The First Crusade 10951099. The Reign of alẒāhir Baybars 12601277. The Reign of alNāṣir Muḥammad. The Later Kalavunids and the Circassian Succession 13411399. Egypt and Nubia to the late Fourteenth Century. Institutions of the Mamluk Sultanate. Diplomatic and Commercial Relations of the Mamluk Sultanate.

Holt attended Lord Williams's School in Thame and studied History at University College, Oxford. Holt, P. The Age of the Crusades, The Near East from the Eleventh Century to 1517 (London, 1986). He then obtained a diploma of education and worked as a secondary school teacher and inspector in Anglo-Egyptian Sudan 1941–53, and as Government Archivist and part-time lecturer at the University College of Khartoum 1952–55. The Crusader States and Their Neighbours, 1098-1291 (Pearson 2004).

Great Book on Levant during Latter Middle Ages. Published by Thriftbooks. In fact, a more accurate title of the book would be "A History of the Crusader, Ayyubid, and Mamluke Kingdoms", as they are the real focus ot the book. If you interest is any these subjects, then this is an excellent over-view of their history and developement. Holt covers in significant detail all the various complex and labrynthine developements and politics of these three states (with side glances of those states that came into with them, such as the Byzantines, Seljuks, and Mongols).

Historical Atlas of the Crusades. New York, NY: Checkmark Books, 2002. Maalouf's book is perfectly suited to an undergraduate classroom, provided you supplement the reading with necessary caveats and remind students that this is more of a historical novel than a history of the crusades. Laiou, Angeliki . and Roy P. Mottahedeh. The Crusades from the Perspective of Byzantium and the Muslim World. Lawrence, T. and Denys Pringle.

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This volume covers the rise and fall of the Crusader states, the expansion of the Mongol empire, the rise of the Mamluk sultanate and of its ultimate conquerors, the Ottomans. Series: History of the Near East. org to approved e-mail addresses.

This volume covers the rise and fall of the Crusader states, the expansion of the Mongol empire, the rise of the Mamluk sultanate and of its ultimate conquerors, the Ottomans.
Reviews about The Age of the Crusades: The Near East from the Eleventh Century to 1517 (Regional History of England) (3):
Gann
P.M. Holt's work contains a wealth of detail - names, places, dates, events - and yet maintains a narrative continuity over a very complex and turbulent time period. Broken down into 21 chapters, Holt covers the Crusading Age, followed by the rise of the Ayyubid Sultanate and the Mamluk Sultanate. Though these are the main actors, Holt gives coverage to Byzantine, Mongol, Seljuk, Karaman, Ottoman, and other empires or peoples who affected or impacted the Near East. He addresses military, diplomatic, social, cultural, and economic factors of continuity amongst the various empires. Previous reviewers have elaborated on the most salient aspects of this book; I'll say that this book will assume a working knowledge of the time and the events described. It is not meant to be the first (or even second or third) book read on the subject, but for a patient reader, its level of analysis and comprehensive treatment is exceptional. Significantly, a comprehensive and insightful bibliographic essay concludes the work, showing the depth of the author's understanding and fine interpretation of sources that are not always straight-forward, or fully truthful. Highly recommended.
Pameala
First of all, emphasis should be made that, despite its title, this book is not so much on the Crusades, nor about all of south-west Asia, but rather the book is focused on the Arab Levant, that is, "Bilad Ash-sham" (modern Syria, Jordan, Israel/Palestine, and Lebanon), as well as Egypt, with a good amount on Anatolia (modern Turkey).

In fact, a more accurate title of the book would be "A History of the Crusader, Ayyubid, and Mamluke Kingdoms", as they are the real focus ot the book.

If you interest is any these subjects, then this is an excellent over-view of their history and developement. Here Prof.Holt covers in significant detail all the various complex and labrynthine developements and politics of these three states (with side glances of those states that came into conflict/cooperation with them, such as the Byzantines, Seljuks, and Mongols).

Especially fascinating is his covering of the powerful Mamlukes, from their complex and bloody rise to power, to their fall at the hands of the Ottoman Empire in 1517.

As noted in the title, the book ends with the fall of the Mamlukes, and with them the fall of "Bilad Ash-Sham" and Egypt to the Ottoman Empire, and indeed the end of the "Middle Ages" for the Near East.

If you are interested only in the Crusades, then there are other books for you.

But if you are interested in the later Middle Ages in the Arab Levant, including the Crusader presence in it, and especially if you are interested in the history of the Ayyubid and the Mamlukes (both on which there is sadly very little works), then this is the book for you.

Note: If you are especially interested in the Mamlukes, then Prof. Robert Irwin's "The Middle East in the Middle Ages: The Early Mamluk Sultanate, 1250-1382" is also a great book, though as its title indicates, it only covers the first half of the Sultanate.

And Carl F. Petry's "Protectors or Praetorians?: The Last Mamluk Sultans and Egypt's Waning As a Great Power (Suny Series in Medieval Middle East History)" about the last years of the Sultanate.

And ofcourse the Osprey books by Prof.David Nicolle on this period and region.
Ice_One_Guys
Is able to provide readers with a new theory (at least in the eyes of westerners probably not so for people in the middle east)

The crusaders did not get as far as this did due to the fact that they fought so hard. Rather they got as far as they did because of the internal politics of the Islamic World. At the time of the first crusades the Islamic world was reeling from the assaults of the Tatars and Mongols they really didn't care about the encroachment of crusaders partly because the distance was so vast. An interesting thing to point out and a view that is probably very accurate. The book then provides the reader with an explanation of how this situation was made to come about. Blame mostly gets laid at the feet of the Ottoman Empire.

Overall-Goodish book, not the best on the subject but not the worst either.

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