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The Resource Franks and Saracens : reality and fantasy in the Crusades, Avner Falk, (electronic resource)

Franks and Saracens : reality and fantasy in the Crusades, Avner Falk, (electronic resource)

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Franks and Saracens : reality and fantasy in the Crusades
Title
Franks and Saracens
Title remainder
reality and fantasy in the Crusades
Statement of responsibility
Avner Falk
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • This is the first and only book to examine the Crusades from the added viewpoint of psychoanalysis, studying the hidden emotions and fantasies that drove the Crusaders and the Muslims to undertake their terrible wars. The reader will learn that the deepest and most poweful motives for the Crusades were not only religious or territorial - or the quest for lands, wealth or titles - but also unconscious emotions and fantasies about one's country, one's religion, one's enemies, God and the Devil, and Us and Them. The book also focuses on the collective inability to mourn large-group losses and the collective needs of large groups such as nations and religions to develop a clear identity, to have boundaries, and to have enemies and allies. Motives which the Crusaders and the Muslims were not aware of were among the most powerful in driving several centuries of terrible and seemingly endless warfare. --Book Jacket
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Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Falk, Avner
Dewey number
150.195
LC call number
D160
LC item number
.F35 2010
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  • Crusades
  • Franks
  • Muslims
  • Psychohistory
Summary expansion
This is the first and only book to examine the Crusades from the added viewpoint of psychoanalysis, studying the hidden emotions and fantasies that drove the Crusaders and the Muslims to undertake their terrible wars. The reader will learn that the deepest and most powerful motives for the Crusades were not only religious or territorial, or the quest for lands, wealth or titles, but also unconscious emotions and fantasies about one's country, one's religion, one's enemies, God and the Devil, Us and Them, as well as the collective inability to mourn large-group losses and the collective needs of large groups such as nations and religions to develop a clear identity, to have boundaries, and to have enemies and allies. Motives which the Crusaders and the Muslims were not aware of were among the most powerful in driving several centuries of terrible and seemingly-endless warfare
Label
Franks and Saracens : reality and fantasy in the Crusades, Avner Falk, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000484489
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9781855757332
Lccn
2010502059
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000484489
Label
Franks and Saracens : reality and fantasy in the Crusades, Avner Falk, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000484489
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9781855757332
Lccn
2010502059
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000484489

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