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A History of the Crusades 3 Volume Paperback Set

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Sir Steven Runciman's three volume A History of the Crusades, one of the great classics of English historical writing, is now being reissued. Volume I deals completely with the First Crusade and the foundation of the kingdom of Jerusalem. Volume II describes the Frankish states of Outremer from the accession of King Baldwin I to the re-conquest of Jerusalem by Saladin, and in the final volume, Runciman examines the revival of the Frankish kingdom from the time of the Third Crusade until its collapse a century ...

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1995 Paperback Fine 052135997x. This specific set of softcover books is in fine condition with very minimal wear and cover that have sharp edges and corners and tight bindings. ... The pages are clean, crisp, unmarked and uncreased with only some slight wear to the exterior of the page edges. The set is unread and were it not for this minimal wear, would be rated in "like new" condition. We package all books in custom cardboard book boxes for shipment and ship daily with tracking numbers.; "Sir Steven Runciman's three volume A History of the Crusades, one of the great classics of English historical writing, is now being reissued. Volume I deals completely with the First Crusade and the foundation of the kingdom of Jerusalem. Volume II describes the Frankish states of Outremer from the accession of King Baldwin I to the re-conquest of Jerusalem by Saladin, and in the final volume, Runciman examines the revival of the Frankish kingdom from the time of the Third Crusade until its collapse a century later. The in Read more Show Less

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1987-12-25 Paperback Very Good Three volume soft cover set published by Cambridge University Press. Pages clean and unmarked. Appear unread.

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Very Good Minimal wear to cover. Pages clean and binding tight. Small stickers on the rear of each volume. Light markings on the pageblocks. 3 VOLUME SET. Paperback.

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Sir Steven Runciman's three volume A History of the Crusades, one of the great classics of English historical writing, is now being reissued. Volume I deals completely with the First Crusade and the foundation of the kingdom of Jerusalem. Volume II describes the Frankish states of Outremer from the accession of King Baldwin I to the re-conquest of Jerusalem by Saladin, and in the final volume, Runciman examines the revival of the Frankish kingdom from the time of the Third Crusade until its collapse a century later. The interwoven themes of the book include: Christiandom, the replacement of the cultured Ayubites by the less sympathetic Mameluks as leader of the Moslem world, and the coming of the Mongols. He includes a chapter on architecture and the arts, and an epilogue on the last manifestations of the Crusading spirit.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521359979
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 12/25/1987
  • Edition description: REISSUE
  • Product dimensions: 5.75 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 3.43 (d)

Table of Contents

Volume 1: List of plates; List of maps; Preface; 1. The holy places of Christendom; 2. The preaching of the crusade; 3. The journey to the wars; 4. The war against the Turks; 5. The promised land; Bibliography; Index. Volume 2: List of plates; List of maps; Preface; 1. The establishment of the kingdom; 2. The zenith; 3. The Second Crusade; 4. The turn of the tide; 5. The triumph of Islam; Bibliography; Index. Volume 3: List of plates; List of maps; Preface; 1. The Third Crusade; 2. Misguided crusades; 3. The Mongols and the Mameluks; 4. The end of Outremer; 5. Epilogue; Bibliography; Index.

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