Crusades

Crusades

by David Nicolle, Richard Hook
     
 

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Born of a mixture of religious fervour, military ardour and political will, the Crusades ( 1095 - 1291) remain a fascinating and misunderstood aspect of medieval history. Born amid immense suffering and bloodshed the Kingdom of Jerusalem remained a battlefield for almost 200 years. The Crusades raised to campaign for it gave rise to the Military Orders of the

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Born of a mixture of religious fervour, military ardour and political will, the Crusades ( 1095 - 1291) remain a fascinating and misunderstood aspect of medieval history. Born amid immense suffering and bloodshed the Kingdom of Jerusalem remained a battlefield for almost 200 years. The Crusades raised to campaign for it gave rise to the Military Orders of the Templars and Hopitallers as well as numerous smaller orders, and were a backdrop to the careers of some of history's most famous leaders including Richard 'The Lionheart' and Saladin. David Nicolle recounts the background and events of these fundamental campaigns that scarred the Late Medieval period.

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This lavishly illustrated mini-text introduces readers to the hundreds of years of conflict commonly known in Western history as the Crusades. The author (affiliation unknown) details topics such as who the warring sides were and how certain battles played out, as well as providing portraits of foot soldiers and civilians involved at a variety of levels in the conflicts. Color and b&w photographs, maps, and drawings highlight both the details of some of the campaigns and the rich artistic and architectural heritage of the period. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781855329454
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
10/01/1999
Series:
Trade Editions Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
7.24(w) x 9.73(h) x 0.21(d)

Meet the Author


Dr David Nicolle was born in 1944 and worked for the BBC, including the overseas broadcasting Service before returning to university, obtaining his PhD in Edinburgh. He subsequently taught at Yarmouk University in Jordan, since which he has contributed a substantial number of Osprey titles. He is a specialist in medieval arms and armour and has written several hardback books as well as numerous articles for specialist journals. He has also presented papers at many international conferences.

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