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The Crusades

Paperback|Mar 2011
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From a renowned historian who writes with "maximum vividness" ("The New Yorker") comes the most authoritative, readable single-volume history of the brutal struggle for the holy land Nine hundred years ago, a vast Christian army, summoned to holy war...


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From a renowned historian who writes with "maximum vividness" ("The New Yorker") comes the most authoritative, readable single-volume history of the brutal struggle for the holy land


Nine hundred years ago, a vast Christian army, summoned to holy war by the Pope, rampaged through the Muslim world of the eastern Mediterranean, seizing possession of Jerusalem, a city revered by both faiths. Over the two hundred years that followed, Islam and Christianity fought for dominion of the Holy Land, clashing in a succession of chillingly brutal wars: the Crusades. Here for the first time is the story of that epic struggle told from the perspective of both Christians and Muslims. A vivid and fast-paced narrative history, it exposes the full horror, passion, and barbaric grandeur of the Crusading era, revealing how these holy wars reshaped the medieval world and why they continue to influence events today.


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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 404144
  • Product Code 9780060787295
  • ISBN 0060787295
  • EAN 9780060787295
  • Pages 767
  • Department Academic
  • Category History
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Ecco Press
  • Publication Date Mar 2011
  • Sales Rank 46693
  • Dimensions 203 x 136 x 34mm
  • Weight 0.635kg

Thomas Asbridge

Thomas Asbridge is Reader in Medieval History at Queen Mary, University of London, and the author of The First Crusade. He lives in England.

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