Victory in the East: A Military History of the First Crusade / Edition 1

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Overview

This book looks at the First Crusade as a military campaign and asks why it was successful. Modern writing about the crusade has tended to emphasize motivation and the development of the idea of the crusade, but its fate was ultimately decided on the field of battle. This book looks at the nature of war at the end of the eleventh century and the military experience of all the contending parties in order to explain its extraordinary success. It is the first such examination, taking into account all other factors but emphasizing the military.
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"...this is an excellent book, essential reading for anyone interested in medieval warfare and the crusades." Military History
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521589871
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 444
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.98 (d)

Table of Contents

List of figures
Acknowledgements
List of Abbreviations
1 The roots of victory 1
2 War in the West 26
3 Campaigns, generals and leadership 52
4 Preparations and prelude 80
5 The size of the crusader army 122
6 The first enemy: the Turks of Asia Minor 143
7 The second enemy: the siege of Antioch 197
8 The siege of Antioch: crisis and delivery 236
9 The siege of Antioch: victory 269
10 Divisions 297
11 Jerusalem: triumphant ending 325
12 Perspectives 367
Appendix: A note on the sources 374
Select bibliography 383
Index 408
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