312 pages | 6 x 9 | 4 illus.
Paper 1990 | ISBN 9780812213232 | $26.50s | Outside the Americas £20.99
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Awarded the 1987 John Gilmary Shea Prize of the American Catholic Historical Association
"A learned, revisionist history of the Fifth Crusade."—SpeculumJames M. Powell here offers a new interpretation of the Fifth Crusade's historical and social impact, and a richly rewarding view of life in the thirteenth century. Powell addresses such questions as the degree of popular interest in the crusades, the religious climate of the period, the social structure of the membership of the crusade, and the effects of the recruitment effort on the outcome.
James M. Powell was Professor of Medieval History at Syracuse University, and author of Albertanus of Brescia: The Pursuit of Happiness in the Early Thirteenth Century, also available from the University of Pennsylvania Press.