Pope Gregory X and the Crusades

Philip B. Baldwin, Philip B Baldwin

First full-length study of Pope Gregory X in relation to Crusade, demonstrating his significant impact.
Date Published :
May 2014
Publisher :
Boydell and Brewer
Series :
Studies in the History of Medieval Religion
Binding. : Hardback
ISBN : 9781843839163
Pages : 263
Dimensions : 9.25 X 6.25 inches
Stock Status : Out of stock


Pope Gregory X stood at the very centre of the crusading movement in the later thirteenth century. An able diplomat, he showed himself adept at navigating the political waters of Europe and the Mediterranean World. His crusade gained the participation of virtually all of the leaders of Western Europe, and even the Byzantine emperor and the Ilkhan of the Mongols: crucial if his crusade were to have a chance of defeating the very formidable and successful Mamluk Sultan Baybars. However, Gregory's premature death put paid to his crusade plans.
Perhaps because of this, Gregory has hitherto been somewhat neglected by historians - a gap which this book aims to fill. It provides a full account of his contribution to the Crusade, demonstrating that he left a lasting mark on how crusading would operate in the years to come.

PHILIP BALDWIN eceived his doctorate from Queen Mary, University of London.


The Early Life of Pope Gregory X
'We Saw With Our Eyes and Felt with Our Very Own Hand': The Importance of Understanding the Condition of the Holy Land
Interim Crusade Planning
A Problem of Governance: Pope Gregory X, Charles of Anjou, and the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem
Political Exigencies and Gregory's Crusade
Imagining Gregory's Crusade

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