Crusaders Book


  • Author : Dan Jones
  • Publisher : Head of Zeus Ltd
  • Release Date : 2019-09-05
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN 10 : 9781781858875

Crusaders Excerpt :

From the bestselling author of The Templars. 'Voyages, battles, sieges and slaughter: Dan Jones's tumultuous and thrilling history of the crusades is one of the best' SUNDAY TIMES. 'A powerful story brilliantly told. Dan Jones writes with pace, wit and insight' HELEN CASTOR. 'A fresh and vibrant account of a conflict that raged across medieval centuries' JONATHAN PHILLIPS. Dan Jones, best-selling chronicler of the Middle Ages, turns his attention to the history of the Crusades – the sequence of religious wars fought between the late eleventh century and late medieval periods, in which armies from European Christian states attempted to wrest the Holy Land from Islamic rule, and which have left an enduring imprint on relations between the Muslim world and the West. From the preaching of the First Crusade by Pope Urban II in 1095 to the loss of the last crusader outpost in the Levant in 1302-03, and from the taking of Jerusalem from the Fatimids in 1099 to the fall of Acre to the Mamluks in 1291, Crusaders tells a tale soaked in Islamic, Christian and Jewish blood, peopled by extraordinary characters, and characterised by both low ambition and high principle. Dan Jones is a master of popular narrative history, with the priceless ability to write page-turning narrative history underpinned by authoritative scholarship. Never before has the era of the Crusades been depicted in such bright and striking colours, or their story told with such gusto. PRAISE FOR THE TEMPLARS: 'A fresh, muscular and compelling history of the ultimate military-religious crusading order, combining sensible scholarship with narrative swagger' SIMON SEBAG MONTEFIORE. 'Dan Jones has created a gripping page-turner out of the dramatic history of the Templars' PHILIPPA GREGORY. 'The story of the Templars, the ultimate holy warriors, is an extraordinary saga of fanaticism, bravery, treachery and betrayal, and in Dan Jones they have a worthy chronicler. The Templars is a wonderful book!' BERNARD CORNWE

The Crusades and the Crusaders Book

The Crusades and the Crusaders

  • Author : John George Edgar
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1868
  • Genre: Crusades
  • Pages : 380
  • ISBN 10 : MINN:31951002080908X

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The Crusaders Book

The Crusaders

  • Author : Thomas Keightley
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1852
  • Genre: Crusades
  • Pages : 527
  • ISBN 10 : UCSD:31822027379890

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Crusader Art in the Holy Land  From the Third Crusade to the Fall of Acre Book
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Crusader Art in the Holy Land From the Third Crusade to the Fall of Acre

  • Author : Jaroslav Folda
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2005-09-05
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 714
  • ISBN 10 : 9780521835831

Crusader Art in the Holy Land From the Third Crusade to the Fall of Acre Excerpt :

Examines Crusader Art of the thirteenth century in its historical, social, and religious context.

Women Crusaders Book

Women Crusaders

  • Author : Graham McLennan
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: Crusades
  • Pages : 207
  • ISBN 10 : WISC:89090772484

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On the Path of the Crusaders Book

On the Path of the Crusaders

  • Author : Paul Lesourd
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1969
  • Genre: Crusades
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015005374395

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Byzantium and the Crusades Book
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Byzantium and the Crusades

  • Author : Jonathan Harris
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2006-08-15
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 259
  • ISBN 10 : 1852855010

Byzantium and the Crusades Excerpt :

The first great city to which the Crusaders came in 1089 was not Jerusalem but Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine Empire. Almost as much as Jerusalem itself, Constantinople was the key to the foundation, survival and ultimate eclipse of the crusading kingdom.

Writing the Early Crusades Book

Writing the Early Crusades

  • Author : Marcus Graham Bull
  • Publisher : Boydell & Brewer Ltd
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 174
  • ISBN 10 : 9781843839200

Writing the Early Crusades Excerpt :

A pioneering approach to contemporary historical writing on the First Crusade, looking at the texts as cultural artefacts rather than simply for the evidence they contain.

Competing Voices from the Crusades Book

Competing Voices from the Crusades

  • Author : Andrew P. Holt
  • Publisher : Greenwood
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 333
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105131748738

Competing Voices from the Crusades Excerpt :

"Fighting Words is an innovative and accessible new military-history series, each title juxtaposing the voices of opposing combatants in a major historical conflict. Presented side by side are the testimonies of fighting men and women, the reportage of nations at war, and the immediate public responses of belligerent war leaders. Together, they offer strikingly different perspectives on the same events." "The extracts are short and snappy, complemented by brief introductions which set the scene. They vividly recreate the conflicts as they were experienced. At the same time, they open up new perspectives and challenge accepted assumptions. Readers will question the nature of primary sources, the motivations of the authors, the agendas that influence media reports and the omissions inherent in all of the sources. Ultimately, readers will be left to ponder the question: whose history is this?"--BOOK JACKET.

Crusade and Conversion on the Baltic Frontier 1150   1500 Book

Crusade and Conversion on the Baltic Frontier 1150 1500

  • Author : Alan V. Murray
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-07-05
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 326
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351947145

Crusade and Conversion on the Baltic Frontier 1150 1500 Excerpt :

This volume represents a major contribution to the history of the Northern Crusades and the Christianization of the Baltic lands in the Middle Ages, from the beginnings of the Catholic mission to the time of the Reformation. The subjects treated range from discussions of the ideology and practice of crusade and conversion, through studies of the motivation of the crusading countries (Denmark, Sweden and Germany) and the effects of the crusades on the countries of the eastern Baltic coast (Finland, Estonia, Livonia, Prussia and Lithuania), to analyses of the literature and historiography of the crusade. It brings together essays from both established and younger scholars from the western tradition with those from the modern Baltic countries and Russia, and presents in English some of the fruits of the first decade of historical scholarship and dialogue after the collapse of the Iron Curtain. The depth of treatment, diversity of approaches, and accompanying bibliography of publications make this collection a major resource for the teaching of the Baltic Crusades.

The Crusades Book

The Crusades

  • Author : IntroBooks
  • Publisher : IntroBooks
  • Release Date : 2018-02-22
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx

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Religion and politics were intertwined with each other in many European empires in the years leading to the Crusades. The Christian Church was going through a power struggle which eventually led to a permanent division which exists till this day. It was known as the East-West Schism. Also called as the Schism of 1054, it marked the division of the church into Roman Catholic churches and Eastern Orthodox churches. This break in the churches occurred because of a difference in viewpoints related to various rituals and rules among Christians, one of the most popular ones being the use of leavened or unleavened bread for the Eucharist. This Schism of 1054 reduced the power and authority of the church among its followers. In an attempt to increase and reinforce the importance of the church, Pope Gregory VII started a reformation which would transform the church from a decentralized religious institution to a centralized one where the Pope held more power and authority.

The History of the Crusades Book

The History of the Crusades

  • Author : Joseph Fr. Michaud
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1881
  • Genre: Crusades
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : UCAL:B3489467

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Crusader Castles of the Teutonic Knights  2  Book

Crusader Castles of the Teutonic Knights 2

  • Author : Stephen Turnbull
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2011-03-15
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN 10 : 9781849080187

Crusader Castles of the Teutonic Knights 2 Excerpt :

The original forced conversion of pagan Livonia, what is now the Baltic states of Latvia and Estonia, was carried out by a military order known as the Brethren of the Sword. In 1236 this order was incorporated into the Teutonic Knights following a catastrophic military defeat. The knights had always consolidated their conquests through networks of castles and fortified places, and the Livonian Chapter of the Teutonic Order built castles of stone. This title covers the developmental and operational history of these fortresses over the length of the Middle Ages. It details how the Baltic fortifications of the Teutonic Knights evolved to reflect the changing nature of siege warfare and the increasing dominance of gunpowder in warfare.

Contemporary Sources for the Fourth Crusade Book

Contemporary Sources for the Fourth Crusade

  • Author : Alfred Andrea
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2008-06-25
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN 10 : 9789047433835

Contemporary Sources for the Fourth Crusade Excerpt :

This volume presents English translations of seven major bodies of Latin sources for the Fourth Crusade (1202-1204). Combined, the different perspectives of these sources deepen our understanding of this complex and controversial moment in Western-Byzantine relations.