Caffaro of Genoa and the Motives of Early Crusaders. / Phillips, Jonathan.

Religion as an Agent of Change : Crusades – Reformation – Pietism. ed. / Per Ingesman. Leiden : Brill, 2016. p. 75-104 (Brill's Series in Church History ; Vol. 72).

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Using the writings of Caffaro of Genoa this paper explores the challenging relationship between crusading for God and monetary gain. The latter of these has been largely discounted by recent historiography, but examining Caffaro and placing the contribution of the (usually ignored) Italian crusaders in a context of Mediterranean trade and previous contact and conflict with Islam, it argues that we need to reassess the issue and to recognise the complexities of motives, especially in the framework of the maritime cities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationReligion as an Agent of Change
Subtitle of host publicationCrusades – Reformation – Pietism
EditorsPer Ingesman
Place of PublicationLeiden
PublisherBrill
Chapter3
Pages75-104
Number of pages30
ISBN (Electronic)978-90-04-30373-7
ISBN (Print)978-90-04-30372-0
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Publication statusPublished - 18 Feb 2016

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NameBrill's Series in Church History
Volume72
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