The Crusades and the Christian World of the East

In The Crusades and the Christian World of the East, Christopher MacEvitt marshals an impressive array of literary, legal, artistic, and archeological evidence to demonstrate how crusader ideology and religious difference gave rise to a mode of coexistence he calls "rough tolerance."

The Crusades and the Christian World of the East
Rough Tolerance

Christopher MacEvitt

2008 | 280 pages | Cloth $69.95 | Paper $26.50
History / Religion
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Table of Contents

Note on Transliteration and Names

The Twelfth-Century Middle East
Historiography of the Crusades
Rough Tolerance: A New Model of Religious Interaction

1 Satan Unleashed: The Christian Levant in the Eleventh Century
A Brief History of the Christian East
Contact and Knowledge Between Eastern and Western Christians

2 Close Encounters of the Ambiguous Kind: When Crusaders and Locals Meet
Responses to the First Crusade
The Franks in Edessa
Armenian Resistance

3 Images of Authority in Edessa, 1100-1150
Frankish Authority
Armenian Authority: A Response to the Franks
Edessa Under Joscelin I
Edessa and the Frankish East

4 Rough Tolerance and Ecclesiastical Ignorance
Local Christians from a Latin Perspective
Local Priests and Patriarchs in the Frankish Levant
Architecture and Liturgy

5 The Legal and Social Status of Local Inhabitants in the Frankish Levant
The Peasantry
Local Rural Landowners and Administrators

6 The Price of Unity: Ecumenical Negotiations and the End of Rough Tolerance
Manuel I Komnenos and the Mediterranean World
Ecumenical Dialogue with the Armenian Church
Jacobite Patriarch Michael and the Quest for Legitimacy
Cultural Consequences of Ecumenical Negotiation