A Colonial Society
This book revies the ideology and organization of the crusades. It tells us about the colonization and inhabitation of these European men and women, and the encounters with the local people, religions and customs.
A large part of the book describes the history of the Jewish community during the 200 year long reign of the Crusaders, its impact on the local Jewish life, and the immergence of of new communities.
The many illustrations in this book brings us the flavour and atmosphere of the era.
Prof. Joshua Prawer (1917-1990) was one of the most prominent scholars of the Crusaders' era in Eretz Israel.