A compilation of facts, figures, maps, family trees, summaries of the major crusades and their historiography, the Routledge Companion to the Crusades spans a broad chronological range from the eleventh to the eighteenth century, and gives a chronological framework and context for modern research on the crusading movement. Not just a history of the Crusades, but an overview of the logistical, economic, social and biographical history, this is a core text for students of history and religious studies.
Peter Lock is Professor of History at York St John University College. He is a fellow of both the Royal Historical Society and the Society of Antiquaries. He is co-author of The Archaeology of Medieval Greece (1996) and author of The Franks in the Aegean, 1204-1500 (1995)