The Kingdom of the Crusaders

The Kingdom of the Crusaders

The Kingdom of the Crusaders

The Kingdom of the Crusaders

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Few historians have known the period of the Crusades as thoroughly as did Dana C. Munro. This period was the subject of his special research throughout his active life. Hundreds of graduate students were initiated into historical research upon various phases of the Crusades in his seminar at the Universities of Pennsylvania and Wisconsin and at Princeton University. Many of these scholars continued their interest in this field and with his guidance and advice completed special studies for publication as articles, monographs, and books. His advice was sought also by others interested in this period of history. Few, if any, serious works on the Crusades or related problems were published in this country during the past generation which were not indebted to him for inspiration, guidance, or advice. This debt was partially recognized in the tribute paid him on his retirement from the presidency of the American Historical Association. On that occasion he was presented with the manuscript copy of The Crusades and Other Historical Essays by former students of his. A more complete record of this indebtedness must be sought in hundreds of studies which have been published in this country during the past forty years.

It was the hope of all interested in the period that . . .

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