The Dream and the Tomb: A History of the Crusades

The Dream and the Tomb: A History of the Crusades

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by Robert Payne
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0815410867

ISBN-13: 9780815410867

Pub. Date: 09/28/2000

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

This is a comprehensive account of the eight religious wars between the Christian West and the Muslim East that dominated the Middle Ages. Calling themselves "pilgrims of Christ," thousands of Europeans from all stations in life undertook the harsh and bloody quest to reclaim Jerusalem, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, and Christ's tomb for Christendom.

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Overview

This is a comprehensive account of the eight religious wars between the Christian West and the Muslim East that dominated the Middle Ages. Calling themselves "pilgrims of Christ," thousands of Europeans from all stations in life undertook the harsh and bloody quest to reclaim Jerusalem, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, and Christ's tomb for Christendom.

Robert Payne brings to life every step of the Crusaders' thousand-mile journey: the deprivation; the desperate, rapacious, and brutal raids for food and supplies; the epic battles for Antioch, Jerusalem, and Acre; the barbarous treatment of captives; and the quarreling European princes who vied for power and wealth in the Near East. An epic tale of the glorious and the base, of unshakable faith and unspeakable atrocities, The Dream and the Tomb captures not only the events but the very essence of the Crusades.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815410867
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
09/28/2000
Edition description:
1ST COOPER
Pages:
456
Sales rank:
635,824
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 8.88(h) x 0.97(d)

Table of Contents

IThe Voice From the Tomb
The Dream and the Tomb17
Thunder out of Arabia21
In the Fields of Clermont31
The Crusade of the Poor38
A Pride of Princes47
Under the Walls of Constantinople57
IIThe Dark Roads to the Holy Land
Journey Through the Wilderness67
The Siege of Antioch77
The King of the Tafurs83
The Finding of the Holy Lance87
The Triumph95
IIIThe Kings Who Came from Abroad
The Quarrels of the Princes107
King Baldwin I116
The Armed Might of the Crusaders124
King Baldwin II128
King Fulk of Anjou137
IVThe Kings Born in the Holy Land
The Young King Baldwin III149
The Second Crusade155
King Baldwin III and the Heroic Age161
King Amaury I169
VThe Young King's Valor and the Fall of Jerusalem
Baldwin IV: The Leper King181
King Baldwin IV Against Saladin191
The Horns of Hattin197
Islam Takes Jerusalem206
Three Letters213
VIThe Rages of King Richard
A Journey to Joachim219
Slow Boat to Acre227
Richard and Saladin232
A Famous Victory240
Marches and Countermarches245
The Old Man of the Mountain252
VIIThe Doge in his Splendor
The Vermilion Galley261
The Burning City270
The Devastation of Constantinople277
VIIThe Wasting of the Treasure
The Children's Crusades287
The Plagues of Egypt290
IXFrederick, Emperor of the Romans, Ever Glorious
The Stupor of the World305
Brief Victory314
The Disaster at La Forbie321
XThe Saint in His Toils
The Pilgrimages of St. Louis335
Victory and Defeat at Damietta344
St. Louis in Acre352
The Death of St. Louis360
XIThe Ax Falls
Baibars367
The End of the Kingdom377
The Last Throw of the Dice387
Notes395
Select Bibliography399
Index407

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The Dream and the Tomb: A History of the Crusades 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Well written, engrossing history. But accompanying maps are pathetic--no attempt has been made to match the maps with each other or to the place names and routes of the crusaders described in the text. The author died before the book was published, so the editor is the culprit here.