This volume brings together papers by Crusades' experts from England, France, Canada and the United States discussing the confrontation between the Franks and Muslims in twelfth-century Syria, balancing the traditional European view with an Islamic perspective. Each author's individual contribution lies in the new ideas and insights to a particular topic such as new interpretations in Crusade studies, Latin jurists in the Levant, the Italian colonies, propagation of violence and propaganda, the role of individual popes, the impact on Islamic society as reflected in literature, religious propaganda, and diplomatic relations.
Maya Shatzmiller, Ph.D. (1974) in Islamic history, Université de Provence, is Associate Professor of History at the University of Western Ontario. She has published extensively on Islamic medieval social, intellectual, and economic history, including
L'historiographie mérinide. Ibn Khaldūn et ses contemporains (Brill, 1982).
All those interested in the medieval history of Europe and the Middle East, the history of the Church, and canon law, historians and students of the Crusades, and all academic libraries, whose history departments teach medieval history.