Entries by Chris Woltermann

The Crusader Armies

The Crusader Armies 1099–1187 Steve Tibble Yale University Press, 2018 The ethnic composition of the Crusader armies changed during the decades after the First Crusade took Jerusalem in 1099. By the 1140s, Turkic Muslim mercenaries served openly in the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem’s military. The resident Crusader society likewise grew culturally and genetically distinct from […]