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Defenders of the Holy Land: Relations between the Latin East and the West, 1119-1187

Jonathan Phillips


The triumph of the First Crusade (1095–1099) led to the establishment of a Latin Christian community in the Levant. Remarkably, despite growing pressure from the neighbouring Muslim powers, and the failure of the Second Crusade (1145–49), the settlers were able to occupy Jerusalem and substantial areas of what are now Israel, Syria, and the Lebanon for over three-quarters of a century. It was the fall of Jerusalem to Saladin in 1187 which precipitated the famous Third Crusade dominated by Richard the Lionheart. This is the first systematic investigation of the settlers' attempts to seek suppor ... More

Keywords: First Crusade, Latin Christian community, settlers, Jerusalem, Holy Land

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1996 Print ISBN-13: 9780198205401
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205401.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jonathan Phillips, author
Royal Holloway College, University of London