Main Texts:

Thomas Asbridge The Crusades - The War for the Holy Land 2010

Christopher Tyerman God's War - A New History of the Crusades 2006

Steven Runciman A History of the Crusades Vol 1-3 1951-1954

Jonathan Phillips Holy Warriors - A Modern History of the Crusades 2009

Amin Maalouf The Crusades through Arab Eyes 1983


Other Texts:

Chronicles of the Crusades edited by Elizabeth Hallam 1989

The Oxford Illustrated History of the Crusades edited by Jonathan Riley-Smith 1995

Hugh Kennedy Crusader Castles 1994

Robert Bartlett The Making of Europe - Conquest, Colonization and Cultural Change 950-1350 1993

R.H.C. Davis A History of Medieval Europe 1957

Friedrich Heer The Medieval World - Europe from 1100 to 1350 1962

Karen Armstrong Holy War - The Crusades and their impact on today's world 1988

Francesco Gabrieli Arab Historians of the Crusades 1957

Anna Comnena The Alexiad translated by Elizabeth Dawes 2011

Tim Severin Crusader - By horse to Jerusalem 1989

Thomas Asbridge The First Crusade - A New History 2004

Jonathan Phillips The Second Crusade - Extending the Frontiers of Christendom 2007

Usamah Ibn-Munqidh An Arab-Syrian Gentleman and Warrior in the Period of the Crusades translated by Philip Hitti 1929

Bernard Lewis The Assassins - A Radical Sect in Islam 1967

Marshall Hodgson The Secret order of Assassins - The Struggle of the Early Nizari Isma'ilis against the Islamic World 1955

Medieval Isma'ili History and Thought edited by Farhad Daftary 1996

Joshua Prawler The World of the Crusaders 1972

R.C. Smail Crusading Warfare 1097-1193 1956

Amy Kelly Eleanor of Aquitaine and the Four Kings 1950

Alison Weir Eleanor of Aquitaine - by the wrath of God, Queen of England 1999

Malcolm Cameron Lyons & D.E.P. Jackson Saladin - The Politics of Holy War 1982

Geoffrey Hindley Saladin - Hero of Islam 1976

Jack Weatherford Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World 2004

Piers Paul Read The Templars 1999

Alan Forey The Military Orders from the Twelfth to the Early Fourteenth Centuries 1992

Colin Morris The Papal Monarchy - The Western Church from 1050 to 1250

John Julius Norwich The Popes - A History 2012 

E.R. Chamberlin The Bad Popes 1969

Eamon Duffy Saints and Sinners - A History of the Popes 1997





Main Texts:

Jonathan Sumption The Albigensian Crusade 1978

Laurence W. Marvin The Occitan War 2008

Peter of les Vaux-de-Cernay The History of the Albigensian Crusade trans by W.A. & M.D. Sibly

Mark Pegg A Most Holy War - The Albigensian Crusade and the Battle for Christendom 2008

Stephen O'Shea The Perfect Heresy 2000


Other Texts:

R.I. Moore The War on Heresy - Faith and Power in Medieval Europe 2014

T.N. Bisson The Medieval Crown of Aragon 1986

Colin Morris The Papal Monarchy - The Western Church from 1050 to 1250

John Julius Norwich The Popes - A History 2012 

E.R. Chamberlin The Bad Popes 1969

Eamon Duffy Saints and Sinners - A History of the Popes 1997

Joseph O'Callaghan A History of Medieval Spain 1975

Christopher Tyerman God's War - A New History of the Crusades 2006



Rene Weis The Yellow Cross - The Story of the Last Cathars 1290-1329 2000

Stephen O'Shea The Friar of Carcassonne - Revolt again

st the Inquisition in the last days of the Cathars 2011

Emmanuel le Roy LaDurie Montaillou - The world famous portrait of life in a medieval village 1978

Walter Wakefield Heresy, Crusade and Inquisition in Southern France 1100-1250 1974

James B. Given Inquisition and Medieval Society - Power, Discipline & Resistance in Languedoc 1997





Eric Christiansen The Northern Crusades 1980

William Urban The Teutonic Knights - A Military History 2003

William Urban The Baltic Crusade 1975

William Urban The Livonian Crusade 2004

William Urban The Prussian Crusade 2000

William Urban The Samogitian Crusade 2006

William Urban Tannenberg and After 2003

William Urban The Last Years of the Teutonic Knights 2019

Aleksander Pluskowski The Archaeology of the Prussian Crusade - Holy War and Colonisation 2013

The Chronicle of Henry of Livonia trans James A. Brundage 1961

S.C. Rowell Lithuania Ascending - A Pagan Empire within East-central Europe 1295-1345 1994

Norman Davies God's Playground - A History of Poland Vol 1 1982

Adam Zamoyski The Polish Way - A Thousand-year History of the Poles and their Culture 1987

Philippe Dolinger The German Hansa 1970

Alan Palmer The Baltic - A New History of the Region and its People 2006

Sverre Bagge Cross and Sceptre - The Rise of the Scandinavian Kingdoms from the Vikings to the Reformation 2014

Peter H. Wilson The Holy Roman Empire - A Thousand Years of Europe's History 2016

Darius von Güttner-Sporzynski Poland, Holy War and the Piast Monarchy 1100-1230 2014

The Atlas of the Crusades edit Jonathan Riley-Smith 1991

The New Cambridge Medieval History VI edit Michael Jones 2000

Stephen Turnbull Crusader Castles of the Teutonic Knights (1)




Brian Catlos Kingdoms of Faith 2018

Hugh Kennedy Muslim Spain and Portugal 1996

Richard Fletcher Moorish Spain 1992

Joseph O'Callaghan A History of Medieval Spain 1975

Roger Collins The Arab Conquest of Spain 710-797 1989

Joseph O'Callaghan Reconquest and Crusade in Medieval Spain 2004

Maria Rosa Menocal The Ornament of the World 2002

Richard Fletcher The Quest for El Cid 1989

Jonathan Ray The Sephardic Frontier 2006

Medieval Iberia Readings from Christian, Muslim and Jewish Sources ed Olivia Remie Constable 1997

DW Lomax The Reconquest of Spain 1978

L.P. Harvey Muslims in Spain 1500 to 1614 2005

Brian Catlos Infidel Kings and Unholy Warriors 2014

Bernard Reilly The Medieval Spains 1993

Bernard Reilly The Contest of Christian and Muslim Spain 1031-1157 1992

T.N. Bisson The Medieval Crown of Aragon 1986

Joseph O'Callaghan The Gibraltar Crusade 2011

Joseph O'Callaghan The Last Crusade in the West 2014

L.P. Harvey Islamic Spain 1250-1500 1990

Roger Collins Caliphs and Kings of Spain 796-1031 2014