By Timothy Venning, Peter Frankopan

A Chronology of the Crusades presents a daily improvement of the Crusading circulate, the Crusades and the states created by means of them during the medieval interval. starting within the run-up to the 1st campaign in 1095, to the autumn of Constantinople in 1453, and finishing with the Turkish assault on Belgrade in 1456, this reference is a finished consultant to the occasions of every campaign, focusing on the close to East, but additionally these Christian expeditions sanctioned by means of the Papacy as ‘Crusades’ within the medieval period. in addition to clashes among Christians and Muslims within the Latin States, Timothy Venning additionally chronicles the Albigensian campaign, clashes in Anatolia and the Balkans and the Reconquista within the Iberian Peninsula. either specific and obtainable, this chronology attracts jointly fabric from modern Latin/Frankish, Byzantine and Arab/Muslim assets with evaluation and rationalization to supply a readable narrative which provides scholars an in-depth assessment of 1 of the main enduringly interesting sessions in medieval history.

Including an creation by way of Peter Frankopan which summarises and contextualises the interval, this ebook is a vital source for college kids and teachers alike.

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The Patriarch’s envoys are seized en route to Bohemund by Raymond’s men at Lattakieh and not allowed to proceed, Raymond himself having gone to Constantinople to meet Alexius. SYRIA Bohemund, unaware of the crisis, is campaigning north into Anatolia against Emir Danishmend after installing Bernard of Valence as the new Latin Patriarch of Antioch and driving the Greek Orthodox Church and its Patriarch John out of the cathedral; he is ambushed near Melitene and taken prisoner to Danishmend’s capital, Sebastea (Sivas).

The Orthodox Patriarch John is released from prison and restored to his see, and the churches are handed back to local Christians. 5 June. Kerbogha arrives at the Iron Bridge. 7 June. He reinforces the citadel and besieges city. 10 June. William and Aubrey of Grantmesnil and Lambert of Clermont evade besiegers and sail from St. Simeon to Attaleia where they meet up 38 The First Crusade 1095–1099 with fleeing Count Stephen of Blois; they go to Philomelium to report Crusaders’ desperate position to Alexius and ask for him to relieve Antioch.

More massacres break out on 1 June at Trier in the Moselle valley as some of Emich’s men arrive looking for Jews and some throw themselves into the river, though most hide in the archbishop’s palace, and later killings take place at Metz. By the time the raiders return to the middle Rhine, Emich has left for Hungary, so (24–7 June) they turn on the Jews at Neuss, Weverlinghofen, Eller and Xanten. 30 June. Volkmar’s army carries out a pogrom in Prague despite the bishop’s protests. Later his unruly army is attacked and dispersed by the authorities in Hungary and probably breaks up.

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