Armies of the Crusades

Armies of the Crusades

by Terence Wise, Gerry Embleton
     
 

In the early crusades men of all ranks from all over Europe took the cross and went to fight Islam as volunteers. Some went out of religious fervour, others to escape the plagues and famine which were rife at the time, still others in search of land or a fortune in loot. Fighting alongside all of these were the armies raised in Outremer, the Holy Land itself.

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In the early crusades men of all ranks from all over Europe took the cross and went to fight Islam as volunteers. Some went out of religious fervour, others to escape the plagues and famine which were rife at the time, still others in search of land or a fortune in loot. Fighting alongside all of these were the armies raised in Outremer, the Holy Land itself. Together they waged a bloody religious war, the participants of which included such forces as the Knights Templar, the Teutonic Knights, and the Byzantine Army.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780850451252
Publisher:
Osprey Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
03/28/1978
Series:
Men at Arms Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
7.29(w) x 9.78(h) x 0.15(d)

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