Preaching the Crusades: Mendicant Friars and the Cross   -     By: Christoph Maier
Buy Item InStock60.56$60.56 Add To Cart

Add To Wishlist

Preaching the Crusades: Mendicant Friars and the Cross

Cambridge University Press / 1998 / Paperback

$60.56 (CBD Price)
In Stock
CBD Stock No: WW38739

Black Friday Again
* This product is available for shipment only to the USA.
* This product is not available for expedited shipping.

Product Description

This study describes the way in which the Franciscan and Dominican orders became involved in preaching the cross and examines their contribution to the crusading movement of the thirteenth century. The availability of large numbers of trained preachers from the Franciscan and Dominican orders allowed the papacy to use them to provide the crusades with a well-organised and efficient propaganda back-up throughout Europe unknown before the thirteenth century. The book explains how the propaganda campaigns were organised and how the recruitment of crusaders took place. It shows that mendicant friars became the most important group of crusade propagandists, recruiting crusaders for virtually all thirteenth-century crusades. The book also shows that friars were involved in providing finance for the crusades as part of their propagandist effort, despit their vows of absolute poverty. It also challenges the traditional pacifist view of the found saints of the two orders by showing them to be supporters of the crusades themselves.

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 212
Vendor: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: 1998
Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)
ISBN: 0521638739
ISBN-13: 9780521638739

Product Reviews

Be the first to write a review!

Ask Christianbook


Ask Christianbook

What would you like to know about this product? Please enter your name, your email and your question regarding the product in the fields below, and we'll answer you in the next 24-48 hours.

If you need immediate assistance regarding this product or any other, please call 1-800-CHRISTIAN to speak directly with a customer service representative.

Find Related Products

Author/Artist Review

Start A New Search