First Crusade

Secondary Bibliography

Asbridge, Thomas (2004). The First Crusade: A New History. Oxford. ISBN 0-19-517823-8.  [no kindle]

Black, Mark.  The First Crusade: A Very Brief History.

Chazan, Robert (1997). In the Year 1096: The First Crusade and the Jews. Jewish Publication Society. ISBN 0-8276-0575-7. [no kindle]

Christie, N.  (2014). Muslims and Crusaders.  

Edgington, Susan B (2014).  Jerusalem the Golden: The Origins and Impact of the First Crusade.  Brepols.  ISBN-13: 978-2503551722 [no kindle]

Edgington, Susan (2012).  The First Crusade.  

France, John (1997).  Victory in the East: A Military History of the First Crusade.  Cambridge.   ISBN-13: 978-0521589871 [•kindle]

Frankopan, Peter (2012). The First Crusade: The Call from the East. Harvard University Press. ISBN 978-0-674-05994-8. [•kindle]

Harris, Jonathan (2014), Byzantium and the Crusades, Bloomsbury, 2nd ed. ISBN 978-1-78093-767-0.  [•kindle]

Hillenbrand, Carole (2000). The Crusades: Islamic Perspectives. Routledge. ISBN 0-415-92914-8. [no kindle]

Kostick, Conor.  The Siege of Jerusalem: Crusade and Conquest, 1099.  

Nicolle, David (2003). The First Crusade, 1096–99: Conquest of the Holy Land. Osprey Publishing. ISBN 1-84176-515-5. [no kindle] (popular history with nice maps and illustrations)

Rogers, R.  Latin Siege Warfare in the Twelfth Century.  (pages 10-64 analyzes the sieges of the first crusade)

Rubenstein, Jay (2015).  The First Crusade: A Brief History with Documents.  Bedford.  ISBN-13: 978-1457629105.  [no kindle]

Rubenstein, Jay (2011).  Armies of Heaven: The First Crusade and the Quest for Apocalypse.  [•kindle] (focuses on apocalyptic and miraculous elements of the crusader movement)

Runciman, Steven (1987). A History of the Crusades: Volume 1, The First Crusade and the Foundation of the Kingdom of Jerusalem. Cambridge. ISBN 978-0-521-34770-9. [no kindle] (classic narrative history)

Smail, R. (1995). Crusading Warfare: 1097-1193.  2nd ed.  [no kindle] (great source for military issues)


A History of the Crusades

One of the major resources for the study of the crusades is the six volume, History of the Crusades. It is still in print, in both paperback and hardback.  It is also available online in both pdf format, and searchable ebook.  Here are the volumes, with links to amazon, pdf, and online ebook.  The official digital page is here.  

Setton, K. and M. Baldwin (eds.). A History of the Crusades, Volume I: The First Hundred Years.  1969.

Setton, K., R. Wolff, and H. Hazard (eds.). A History of the Crusades, Volume II: The Later Crusades, 1189-1311. 1969.

Setton, K., and H. Hazard (eds.). A History of the Crusades, Volume III: The Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries. 1975.

Setton, K., and H. Hazard (eds.). A History of the Crusades, Volume IV: The Art and Architecture of the Crusader States. 1977.

Setton, K., H. Hazard, and  N. Zacour (eds.) A History of the Crusades, Volume V: The Impact of the Crusades on the Near East. 1985

Setton, K., H. Hazard, and  N. Zacour (eds.) A History of the Crusades, Volume VI: The Impact of the Crusades on Europe. 1989.