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Crusading Peace: Christendom, the Muslim World, and Western Political Order

Tomaz Mastnak


This book's provocative analysis of the roots of peacemaking in the Western world elucidates struggles for peace that took place in the high and late Middle Ages. The author traces the ways that eleventh-century peace movements, seeking to end violence among Christians, shaped not only power structures within Christendom but also the relationship of the Western Christian world to the world outside. The unification of Christian society under the banner of “holy peace” precipitated a fundamental division between the Christian and non-Christian worlds, and the postulated peace among Christians le ... More

Keywords: peacemaking, Western world, Middle Ages, Christians, power structures, Christendom, holy peace, holy war

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780520226357
Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520226357.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tomaz Mastnak, author