Thomas Asbridge

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Thomas Asbridge is a medieval history scholar at the University of London.[1] He is the author of The First Crusade: A New History (2004),[1] a book which describes the background, events, and consequences of the First Crusade, as well as of The Crusades: The War for the Holy Land (2010), a volume providing a view on the crusading movement, portraying the ideas of justified violence and jihad.

Asbridge also published The Creation of the Principality of Antioch, 1098-1130.[2]

Asbridge graduated from Cardiff University with a BA in Ancient and Medieval History, before studying for a PhD at the Royal Holloway, University of London.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Dr Tom Asbridge Senior Lecturer in Medieval History". Queen Mary, University of London. Retrieved 24 January 2010. 
  2. ^ Asbridge(2000) (Woodbridge. UK. Boydell Press, 2004) Used as reference in Jay Rubenstein's Armies of Heaven. The First Crusade and the Quest for Apocalypse. Printed 2011.
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