Crusades History in the Institute of Historical Research Library

This collection contains sources, bibliographical guides and reference works pertaining to the Crusades in the Middle East and the subsequent history of the Latin Christian territories established there. Understandably the bulk of this collection concentrates on the main and initial period of the Crusades from 1095 to the fall of Acre in 1291. There is also material on the later Crusades of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. Material on other important campaigns dubbed a ‘crusade’, such as the Northern Crusades and the Albigensian Crusade can be found in the library’s German and French collections.