Post-classical history

A History of the Crusades, Vol. III: The Kingdom of Acre and the Later Crusades

A History of the Crusades, Vol. III: The Kingdom of Acre and the Later Crusades

Sir Steven Runciman's three volume A History of the Crusades, one of the great classics of English historical writing, is now being reissued. In this final volume, Runciman examines the revival of the Frankish kingdom at the time of the Third Crusade until its collapse a century later. The interwoven themes of the book include: Christiandom, the replacement of the cultured Ayubites by the less sympathetic Mameluks as leader of the Moslem world, and the coming of the Mongols. He includes a chapter on architecture and the arts, and an epilogue on the last manifestations of the Crusading spirit.

Preface

BOOK I: THE THIRD CRUSADE

Chapter I. The Conscience of the West

Chapter II. Acre

Chapter III. Coeur-de-Lion

Chapter IV. The Second Kingdom

BOOK II: MISGUIDED CRUSADES

Chapter I. The Crusade against Christians

Chapter II. The Fifth Crusade

Chapter III. The Emperor Frederick

Chapter IV. Legalized Anarchy

BOOK III: THE MONGOLS AND THE MAMELUKS

Chapter I. The Coming of the Mongols

Chapter II. Saint Louis

Chapter III. The Mongols in Syria

Chapter IV. Sultan Baibars

BOOK IV: THE END OF OUTREMER

Chapter I. The Commerce of Outremer

Chapter II. Architecture and the Arts in Outremer

Chapter III. The Fall of Acre

BOOK V: EPILOGUE

Chapter I. The Last Crusades

Chapter II. The Summing-Up

Appendix

Intellectual Life in Outremer - Genealogical Trees