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The Resource Crusading and the Ottoman threat, 1453-1505, Norman Housley

Crusading and the Ottoman threat, 1453-1505, Norman Housley

Label
Crusading and the Ottoman threat, 1453-1505
Title
Crusading and the Ottoman threat, 1453-1505
Statement of responsibility
Norman Housley
Title variation
Crusading & the Ottoman threat, 1453-1505
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The fifty years that followed Mehmed II's capture of Constantinople in 1453 witnessed a substantial attempt to revive the crusade as the principal military mechanism for defending Christian Europe against the advance of the Ottoman Turks. Norman Housley's study investigates the origins, character, and significance of this ambitious programme. He locates it against the broad background of crusading history, and assesses the extent to which protagonists and lobbyists for a crusade managed to refashion crusading to meet the Turkish threat, combining traditional practices with new outlooks and techniques. He pays particular attention to diplomatic exchanges and political decision-making, military organization, communication, and devotional behaviour. Housley demonstrates the impressive scale of the effort that was made to create a crusading response to the Turks. Crusaders were recruited in very large numbers between 1454 and 1464, and in 1501-3 substantial sums of money were raised through the vigorous preaching of indulgences in the Holy Roman Empire. But while the crusading cause was recognized as important and urgent, the mobilization of resources was prejudiced by the volatile nature of international politics, and by the weakness of the Renaissance papacy. Even when frontline states such as Hungary and Venice welcomed crusading contributions to their conflicts with the Ottomans, building robust structures of cooperation proved to be beyond the ability of contemporaries. As the Middle Ages drew to a close, the paradox of crusade was that its promotion and finance impacted on the lives of Catholics more than its instruments affected the struggle for domination of the Mediterranean Sea and south-eastern Europe."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
UKMGB
Dewey number
909.07
Index
index present
LC call number
  • D214
  • D214
LC item number
  • .H68 2012
  • .H68 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Crusading and the Ottoman threat, 1453-1505, Norman Housley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [217]-233) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Underpinnings: antagonisms and allegiances -- Strategy, mobilization, and control -- Recruitment and finance -- Communication -- Indulgences and the crusade against the Turks -- Conclusion
Control code
806491418
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 242 pages
Isbn
9780199227051
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (CaEvSKY)sky254087392
  • (OCoLC)806491418
Label
Crusading and the Ottoman threat, 1453-1505, Norman Housley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [217]-233) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Underpinnings: antagonisms and allegiances -- Strategy, mobilization, and control -- Recruitment and finance -- Communication -- Indulgences and the crusade against the Turks -- Conclusion
Control code
806491418
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 242 pages
Isbn
9780199227051
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (CaEvSKY)sky254087392
  • (OCoLC)806491418

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