The First Crusade 1096-99: Conquest of the Holy Land (Praeger Illustrated Military History Series)

The First Crusade 1096-99: Conquest of the Holy Land (Praeger Illustrated Military History Series)

by David Nicolle
     
 

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In 1095 the Byzantine Emperor Alexios I appealed to the Christian states of western Europe for help against the Turks who had swept across the Empire after the disastrous Byzantine defeat at Manzikert in 1071. This book is about the First Crusade that followed, which saw several armies of 'armed pilgrims' march across Europe to the Holy Land. They were

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In 1095 the Byzantine Emperor Alexios I appealed to the Christian states of western Europe for help against the Turks who had swept across the Empire after the disastrous Byzantine defeat at Manzikert in 1071. This book is about the First Crusade that followed, which saw several armies of 'armed pilgrims' march across Europe to the Holy Land. They were unleashed on a divided and fragmented Islamic world and won a series of apparently miraculous victories, capturing the Holy City of Jerusalem itself. The success of the First Crusade was never to be repeated, however, and triggered two centuries of bitter warfare, the repercussions of which are still felt today.

In 1095 the Byzantine Emperor Alexios I appealed to the Christian states of Western Europe for help against the Turks who had swept across the Empire after the disastrous Byzantine defeat at Manzikert in 1071. This book is about the First Crusade that followed, and saw several armies of 'armed pilgrims' march across Europe to the Holy Land. They were unleashed on a divided and fragmented Islamic world and won a series of apparently miraculous victories, capturing the Holy City of Jerusalem itself. The success of the First Crusade was never to be repeated, however, and triggered two centuries of bitter warfare, the repercussions of which are still felt today. David Nicolle's book examines this watershed in the relationship of the Christian and Islamic worlds.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275988470
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
09/28/2005
Series:
Praeger Illustrated Military History Series
Pages:
99
Product dimensions:
7.52(w) x 10.12(h) x 0.48(d)

Meet the Author

DAVID NICOLLE worked in the BBC's Arabic service for a number of years before gaining an MA from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London, and a doctorate from Edinburgh University. He has written numerous books and articles on medieval and Islamic warfare, and has been a prolific author of Osprey titles for many years.

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