Skip Navigation Links

Legacies of the Crusades
Proceedings of the Ninth Conference of the Society for the Study of the Crusades and the Latin East, Odense, 27 June – 1 July 2016. Volume 1

T. K. Nielsen, K. Villads Jensen (eds.)
approx. 306 p., 10 b/w ill. + 2 colour ill., 156 x 234 mm, 2021
ISBN: 978-2-503-58788-2
Languages: English
The publication is in production.The publication is in production. (04/2021)
Retail price: EUR 84,00 excl. tax
How to order?

When war ended, the hard work began. Crusader warfare was only the beginning, for after peace came huge and often fundamental changes for individuals and societies. First it was necessary to establish firm and secure agreements between enemies, and take care of prisoners of war and refugees. Soon followed new legal systems, and new social groups emerged as old and new families intermarried, or entire segments of the population became subordinates under new rulers. And in a longer time perspective, the entire physical landscape was changed to conform to and express the beliefs and values of the conquerors.

The military expeditions of the medieval crusades are well studied, at different times and in many diverse areas, but the consequences for individuals and societies much less. This book opens up a new research area, and contributes with 11 studies covering the Middle Eastern crusader states, the Mediterranean, and the Baltic Sea.

Torben Kjersgaard Nielsen is Associate Professor in Medieval History at Aalborg University, Denmark, and currently Head of Studies. His research interests are the Baltic crusades, medieval Denmark and papacy. He has recently published on the medieval Danish flag (the Dannebrog) and – together with Iben Fonnesberg-Schmidt – he is the editor of Crusading on the Edge. Ideas and Practice of Crusading in Iberia and the Baltic Region, 1100-1500 (Brepols, 2016) in this series.


Kurt Villads Jensen is Professor in Medieval History and Director of the Centre for Medieval Studies, Stockholm University, Sweden. He has been working on both ideological and practical aspects of Iberian and Baltic Crusades. He published in 2017 Crusading at the Edges of Europe. Denmark and Portugal c. 1000 – c. 1200, a comparison of Denmark and Portugal as two crusading nations.

Table of Contents

I. The Diversity of Crusading

Alan V. Murray

From Jerusalem to Mexico. Unity and Diversity in Crusading, Eleventh to Sixteenth Centuries


II. Crusades to the Holy Land

Ahmed M. Sheir

Between the Downfall of Edessa and the Capture of Damietta: How the Glamour of Pester John Legend influenced the Crusader-Muslim Conflict (1144-1221 AD/ 539-618 AH) [E]

Betty Binysh

‘Give me Three Good Reasons for a Muslim to end a crusade’: Saladin and the Third Crusade

Tomislav Karlović

On the Role of Roman law in the Crusader States: Allocation of Risk and the Ransom of Captives [E]

Jochen Burgtorf

Refugees in the Latin East before and during the Third Crusade (1168-1192)


III. Societies in the Eastern Mediterranean

Adam Simmons

Desire, Myth, and Necessity: Latin Attempts at Integrating Nubians into the Orbis Christianorum of the Holy Land During the Twelfth to Fifteenth Centuries

Nicholas Coureas

The Formation and Evolution of the Class of Burgesses in the Lusignan Kingdom of Cyprus 1192-1474

Shlomo Lotan

Unknown Leaders: The Contribution of the Teutonic Grand Master’s substitute to the Order’s Status and Position in the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem [E]



Nicholas McDermott

The Knight Hospitaller Slave system and its variety of enslaved groups on Cyprus, Rhodes and Malta

IV. New Polities and Societies in the Baltic Region

Mihkel Mäesalu

Agreements on the acceptance of Christianity between crusaders and pagans in 13th-Century Livonia [E]

Anti Selart

A Crusader and the Chieftain's Daughter: Connubium between Conquerors and Natives During the Baltic Crusades [E]

Raitis Simsons

Participation of Western Baltic People in the Prussian and Curonian Land Administration" [E]

Gregory Leighton

The Teutonic Order and the Origins of its State as an Example of a Crusading Landscape in Fourteenth-Century Prussia

Interest Classification:
Medieval & Renaissance History (c.400-1500)
Medieval European history (400-1500) : genres & specific topics

This publication is also distributed by: ISD
Privacy Policy - Terms and Conditions © 2021 Brepols Publishers NV/SA - All Rights Reserved