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Chronicles of the First Crusade
     

Chronicles of the First Crusade

by Christopher Tyerman
 

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'O day so ardently desired! O time of times the most memorable! O deed before all other deeds!'

The fall of Jerusalem in the summer of 1099 to an exhausted and starving army of Western European soldiers was one of the most extraordinary events of the Middle Ages.It was both the climax of a great wave of visionary Christian fervour and the beginning of

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'O day so ardently desired! O time of times the most memorable! O deed before all other deeds!'

The fall of Jerusalem in the summer of 1099 to an exhausted and starving army of Western European soldiers was one of the most extraordinary events of the Middle Ages.It was both the climax of a great wave of visionary Christian fervour and the beginning of what proved to be a futile and abortive attempt to implant a new European kingdom in an overwhelmingly Muslim world.The legacy of these events continues to be argued over more than nine centuries later.This remarkable collection of first-hand accounts brings to life the First Crusade in all its cruelty and strangeness.


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Of all the modern histories of the crusades it is the shrewdest, the most reliable and the most complete [on God's War]

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ISBN-13:
9780141970875
Publisher:
Penguin UK
Publication date:
11/03/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,033,996
File size:
6 MB

Meet the Author

Christopher Tyerman is a Fellow and Tutor in History at Hertford College, Oxford and Lecturer in Medieval History at New College Oxford. He has written extensively on the crusades, most recently God's War: A New History of the Crusades (2006) and The Debate on the Crusades (2011).

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