The Conquest of Lisbon: de Expugnatione Lyxbonensi (Records of Western Civilization) (Paperback)

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By Charles Wendell David (Translator), Jonathan Phillips (Foreword by)
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Description


Although the Crusades are generally thought of in terms of the European attempt to conquer and colonize the Holy Land, from the twelfth century onward crusading also embraced the "reconquest" of Spain from the Muslims. This eyewitness account of this other aspect of the Second Crusade provides much detail on medieval warfare and the organization of armies, as well as Christian views of Muslims and Muslim views of Christians.

About the Author


Charles Wendell David (1885-1984) received a doctorate from Harvard University in 1918 and taught history at Bryn Mawr College from 1918 to 1940. In 1940 he became professor of history and the first full-time Director of Libraries at the University of Pennsylvania. Jonathan Phillips is a lecturer in medieval history at Royal Holloway College, University of London.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780231121231
ISBN-10: 0231121237
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication Date: February 14th, 2001
Pages: 224
Language: English
Series: Records of Western Civilization