A History of the Crusades: Volume 2, The Kingdom of Jerusalem

A History of the Crusades: Volume 2, The Kingdom of Jerusalem

by Steven Runciman


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Sir Steven Runciman's three volume A History of the Crusades, one of the great classics of English historical writing, is now being reissued. This volume describes the Frankish states of Outremer from the accession of King Baldwin I to the re-conquest of Jerusalem by Saladin. As Runciman says in his preface, 'The politics of the Moslem world in the early twelfth-century defy straightforward analysis, but they must be understood if we are to understand the establishment of the Crusader states and the later causes of the recovery of Islam … The main theme in this volume is warfare … I have followed the example of the old chroniclers, who knew their business; for war was the background to life in Outremer and the hazards of the battlefield often decided its destiny.'

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521061629
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 01/28/1952
Edition description: REPRINT
Pages: 535
Product dimensions: 5.79(w) x 8.81(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

List of plates; List of maps; Preface; 1. The establishment of the kingdom; 2. The zenith; 3. The second crusade; 4. The turn of the tide; 5. The triumph of Islam; Bibliography; Index.

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