Crusading in the Fifteenth Century

Message and Impact

  • Norman Housley

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Norman Housley
    Pages 1-12
  3. Nancy Bisaha
    Pages 39-52
  4. Johannes Helmrath
    Pages 53-69
  5. Jacques Paviot
    Pages 70-80
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 182-251

About this book


This collection of essays by European and American scholars addresses the changing nature and appeal of crusading during the period which extended from the battle of Nicopolis in 1396 to the battle of Mohács in 1526. Contributors focus on two key aspects of the subject. One is developments in the crusading message and the language in which it was framed. These were brought about partly by the appearance of new enemies, above all the Ottoman Turks, and partly by shifting religious values and innovative currents of thought within Catholic Europe. The other aspect is the wide range of responses which the papacy's repeated calls to holy war encountered in a Christian community which was increasingly heterogeneous in character. This collection represents a substantial contribution to the study of the Later Crusades and of Renaissance Europe.


Burgund crusades Europe Holy war Hungary Poland Pope Reconquista Renaissance Spain

Editors and affiliations

  • Norman Housley
    • 1
  1. 1.University of LeicesterUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2004
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-50831-0
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-52335-7
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