Contents: Preface; Malcolm Barber: an appreciation, Anne Curry; Bibliography of works by Malcolm Barber 1970-2005, Judi Upton-Ward; Part I The Crusades: Byzantium in western chronicles before the First Crusade, John France; Knowing the enemy: Latin relations with Islam at the time of the First Crusade, Thomas S. Asbridge; Kingship, identity and name-giving in the family of Baldwin of Bourcq, Alan V. Murray; Armenia, Edessa and the Second Crusade, Jonathan Phillips; The admirable enemy? Saladin and Saphadin in Ambroise's Estoire de la Guerre Sainte, Marianne J. Ailes; Baldwin of Flanders and Henry of Hainault as military commanders in the Latin Empire of Constantinople, Peter Noble; A female physician on the Fourth Crusade? Laurette de Saint-Valery, Susan B. Edgington; Mounted warrior saints in crusader icons: images of the Knighthoods of Christ, Jaroslav Folda; 'The common corps of christendom': Thomas More and the crusading cause, Norman Housley. Part II The Knights Templar: Belchite, le Temple et Montjoie : la couronne d'Aragon et le Temple au XIIe siecle, Alain Demurger; The Military Orders and the East, 1149-1291, Jonathan Riley-Smith; The old French William of Tyre and the origins of the Templars, Peter W. Edbury; The growth of the Order of the Temple in the northern area of the kingdom of Valencia at the close of the 13th century: a puzzling development?, Luis GarcA a-Guijarro; The career of a Templar: Peter of St Just, Alan Forey; Relations between houses of the Order of the Temple in Britain and their local communities, as indicated during the trial of the Templars, 1307-12, Helen J. Nicholson; Italian Templar trials: truth or falsehood?, Anne Gilmour-Bryson; The last Master of the Temple: James of Molay, Sophia Menache; Index.
Norman Housley is Professor of Medieval History and Head of the School of Historical Studies at the University of Leicester, UK. John France, Thomas S. Asbridge, Alan V. Murray, Jonathan Phillips, Marianne J. Ailes, Peter Noble, Susan B. Edgington, Jaroslav Folda, Norman Housley, Alain Demurger, Jonathan Riley-Smith, Peter W. Edbury, Luis Garcia-Guijarro, Alan Forey, Helen J. Nicholson, Anne Gilmour-Bryson, Sophia Menache.
'The contributors are all well-established scholars and they do not disappoint in delivering inspiring essays of high quality.' English Historical Review 'Taken as a whole, the collection makes a valuable contribution to modern crusading studies and will be of interest to scholars of the crusade movement and the history of the Military-Religious Orders alike.' History, the Journal of the Historical Association