The Crusades

The Crusades

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by David Nicolle, Richard Hook
     
 

ISBN-10: 1841761796

ISBN-13: 9781841761794

Pub. Date: 01/28/2001

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA

Born amid immense bloodshed and suffering, the Kingdom of Jerusalem remained a battlefield for almost 200 years. The long rivalry between Christianity and Islam led to the Crusades and gave rise to the Military Orders of the Templars and Hospitallers, and provided a backdrop to the careers of some of history's most famous leaders, including Richard the Lionheart and

Overview

Born amid immense bloodshed and suffering, the Kingdom of Jerusalem remained a battlefield for almost 200 years. The long rivalry between Christianity and Islam led to the Crusades and gave rise to the Military Orders of the Templars and Hospitallers, and provided a backdrop to the careers of some of history's most famous leaders, including Richard the Lionheart and Saladin. This book shows how the savagery of the Crusaders often left their opponents reeling, creating frictions that survived more than 700 years. At the same time, as the book illustrates, art, architecture, and learning all benefited from new knowledge the Crusaders brought back from the East.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781841761794
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
01/28/2001
Series:
Essential Histories Series
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
592,201
Product dimensions:
6.75(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.25(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction7
Chronology11
Background to war: Christendom and Islam in the 11th century12
Warring sides: Byzantines, Turks, Crusaders and Saracens18
Outbreak: The First Crusade23
The fighting: Crusade and jihad; consolidation of Islamic resistance29
Portrait of a soldier: Brothers in arms; two crusaders; two fursan55
The world around war: The impact of the Crusades on the Mediterranean and beyond60
Portrait of a civilian: A saint, a lady, a scholar and a rabbi73
How the war ended: The rise of the Mamluks and the fall of the Crusader State76
Conclusion and consequences: The failure of an idea and the rebirth of Islamic expansionism81
Further reading89
Glossary91
Index94

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