By Mikolaj Gladysz

This booklet investigates into the Polish participation within the Crusades to the Holy Land, in addition to the agency of the crusade of preaching of the go and the gathering of assets for the help of the Crusades through the Church. by way of broadening the scope of enquiry to contemplate the appliance of the motifs of crusading opposed to Poland's pagan neighbours, neighborhood heretics or political rivals of the Church it offers conclusions that can curiosity the foreign reader. eventually, it indicates the broader context of the Crusades, the impression of the crusading ideology on assorted components of existence in medieval Poland - one of many international locations of 'young Europe' (to use J. Kloczowski's time period) - therefore making a fascinating contribution to our wisdom of eu tradition within the 12th and 13th centuries. Forgotten Crusaders, being an try and take a much wider examine the relationships among Poland and the crusading flow, as a result has the capability to make a important contribution to the nation of analysis.

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