ISBN : 9780198744320
In The Tunis Crusade of 1270, Michael Lower tells the story of how the last major expedition led by a European king in aid of the Holy Land ended with the attack on a peaceful North African port city thousands of miles from the Crusader States. Drawing on a wide range of sources in Arabic and European languages, Lower explores the many sides of this complex multilateral conflict to reveal how the classic era of crusading came to such an unexpected end. With this broader perspective in place, he is able to situate the crusades in an alternate history of religious difference, one that explores not only its capacity for provoking violence but also its potential as a source of stability and cooperation in a pre-secular age.
1 Baybars, Louis IX, and the Battle for Syria
2 Al-Mustansir, Charles of Anjou, and the Struggle for the Central Mediterranean
3 The Diversion
4 The Crusade Begins
5 The Peace of Tunis
6 Why Tunis?
7 After the Storm: Rupture and Stability in the Medieval Mediterranean