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Asbridge, Thomas S.

Overview
Works: 26 works in 112 publications in 6 languages and 5,476 library holdings
Genres: History  Church history  Biography  Documentary television programs  Miscellanea  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: D161.2, 956.014
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Thomas S Asbridge
The first crusade : a new history by Thomas S Asbridge( Book )

27 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and Dutch and held by 2,031 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1095, Pope Urban II delivered an electrifying speech that launched the First Crusade. In the largest mobilization since the fall of the Roman Empire, some 100,000 men took up the call, driven on by intense religious devotion, convinced that their struggle would earn them the reward of eternal paradise in Heaven. This book recounts a three-year adventure filled with barbarity: from the mobilization in Europe, where great waves of anti-Semitism resulted in the deaths of thousands of Jews, through the arrival in Constantinople, an opulent city, ten times the size of any city in Europe, that bedazzled the Europeans; to the siege of Nicaea and the pivotal battle for Antioch, where the crusaders routed a larger and better-equipped Muslim army. When a hardened core finally reached Jerusalem in 1099, they brutally slaughtered thousands of Muslims--men, women, and children--in the name of Christianity. The First Crusade marked a watershed in relations between Islam and the West, a conflict that set these two religions on a course toward enduring enmity.--From publisher description
The Crusades : the authoritative history of the war for the Holy Land by Thomas S Asbridge( Book )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 1,306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on original research and an intimate knowledge of the Near East, the author uncovers what drove Muslims and Christians alike to embrace the ideals of "jihad" and crusade, revealing how these holy wars reshaped the medieval world and why they continue to influence events today. This book is a history of the brutal struggle for the Holy Land. Nine hundred years ago, a vast Christian army, summoned to holy war by the Pope, rampaged through the Muslim world of the eastern Mediterranean, seizing possession of Jerusalem, a city revered by both faiths. Over the two hundred years that followed, Islam and Christianity, both firm in the belief that they were at God's work, fought for dominion of the Holy Land, clashing in a succession of chillingly brutal wars known as the Crusades. This book tells the story of that epic struggle from the perspective of both Christians and Muslims. A narrative history, it exposes the full horror, passion, and barbaric grandeur of the Crusading era, leading us into a world of legendary champions such as Richard the Lionheart and Saladin, shadowy Assassins, poet-warriors, and pious visionaries; across the desert sands of Egypt to the verdant forests of Lebanon; and through the ancient cities of Constantinople, Cairo, and Damascus
The greatest knight : the remarkable life of William Marshal, the power behind five English thrones by Thomas S Asbridge( Book )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the largely forgotten William Marshal Pembroke of the English medieval period, who, "as a five-year-old boy ... was sentenced to execution and led to the gallows, yet this landless younger son survived his brush with death, and went on to train as a medieval knight. Against all odds, [he] rose through the ranks--serving at the right hand of five English monarchs--to become a celebrated tournament champion, a baron and politician and, ultimately, regent of the realm"--Amazon.com
The real DaVinci code by Tony Robinson( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines claims by authors Dan Brown and Michael Baigent about a possible bloodline extending from a union between Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene and the Catholic Church's attempts to extinguish this information
Walter the Chancellor's the Antiochene Wars by Thomas S Asbridge( Book )

12 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The creation of the principality of Antioch, 1098-1130 by Thomas S Asbridge( Book )

9 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The First Crusade wrought many changes across the medieval world, not least in Levant, where the expedition culminated in the Frankish conquest of much of Syria and Palestine. This work studies one of these Latin settlements
The Crusades : the war for the Holy Land by Thomas S Asbridge( Book )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A one-volume history of the Crusades to the Holy Land - telling this fascinating and bloody story from both Christian and Muslim perspectives for the first time
The Crusades by Thomas S Asbridge( Book )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in Danish and English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A one-volume history of the Crusades to the Holy Land - telling this fascinating and bloody story from both Christian and Muslim perspectives for the first time
Die Kreuzzüge by Thomas S Asbridge( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in German and Undetermined and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Krieg um das Heilige Land- erstmals dargestellt aus christlicher und aus muslimischer Sicht. Diese grosse Gesamtdarstellung nimmt die politischen und religiösen Beweggründe aller Seiten ernst und veranschaulicht die immense Kriegslogistik. In packenden Szenen schildert Asbridge all die Belagerungen und Eroberungen und entwirft lebendige Porträts von Saladin und Richard Löwenherz, dem tragischen Leprakönig Balduin IV. oder der Jerusalemer Königin Melisende. Thomas Asbridge berichtet erstmals gleichberechtigt und in wechselnder Perspektive von den von Christen wie von Muslimen verübten Grausamkeiten und erduldeten Leiden. Ausführlich macht der polyglotte Historiker Gebrauch auch von den arabischen Quellen. Asbridge nimmt nicht nur die politischen, sondern auch die religiösen Beweggründe aller Seiten ernst. Auch von überraschend freundlichen Begegnungen zwischen Kreuzfahrern und Sarazenen erfahren wir: von Momenten des interkulturellen Austauschs, Beispielen friedlicher Koexistenz im Heiligen Land, Gesten religiöser Toleranz und Zeugnissen der Freundschaft über die feindlichen Lager hinweg. (Quelle: Homepage des Verlags)
The greatest knight : the story of William Marshal by Thomas S Asbridge( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De kruistochten : de strijd om het Heilige Land by Thomas S Asbridge( Book )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in Dutch and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The greatest knight : the remarkable life of William Marshal, the power behind five English thrones by Thomas S Asbridge( Recording )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Asbridge draws upon the thirteenth-century biography and an array of other contemporary evidence to present a compelling account of William Marshal's life and times. Asbridge follows Marshal on his journey from rural England onto the battlefields of France, to the desert castles of the Holy Land and the verdant shores of Ireland, charting the unparalleled rise to prominence of a man bound to a code of honour, yet driven by unquenchable ambition
Kruistochten( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geschiedenis van de kruistochten met aandacht voor de eerste kruisvaarders, de twee grote tegenstanders Richard Leeuwenhart en Saladin en de heilige oorlogen in Egypte
The Crusades( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Crusades have long been romanticised in culture but crucially misunderstood in history ... This three-part series sets out to shed new light on these legendary wars. Using fresh evidence, renowned medieval historian and author, Dr Thomas Asbridge, re-examines the romanticised history to find out what really happened eight centuries ago"--Container
Pierwsza krucjata : nowe spojrzenie by Thomas S Asbridge( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in Polish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1095, Pope Urban II delivered an electrifying speech that launched the First Crusade. In the largest mobilization since the fall of the Roman Empire, some 100,000 men took up the call, driven on by intense religious devotion, convinced that their struggle would earn them the reward of eternal paradise in Heaven. This book recounts a three-year adventure filled with barbarity: from the mobilization in Europe, where great waves of anti-Semitism resulted in the deaths of thousands of Jews, through the arrival in Constantinople, an opulent city, ten times the size of any city in Europe, that bedazzled the Europeans; to the siege of Nicaea and the pivotal battle for Antioch, where the crusaders routed a larger and better-equipped Muslim army. When a hardened core finally reached Jerusalem in 1099, they brutally slaughtered thousands of Muslims--men, women, and children--in the name of Christianity. The First Crusade marked a watershed in relations between Islam and the West, a conflict that set these two religions on a course toward enduring enmity
The principality of Antioch, 1098-1130 by Thomas S Asbridge( )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les Croisades by Mark Lewis( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Holy war( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The crusades( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Drawing on painstaking original research and an intimate knowledge of the Near East, Dr. Thomas Asbridge uncovers what drove Muslims and Christians alike to embrace the ideals of "jihad" and crusade, revealing how these holy wars reshaped the medieval world and why they continue to influence events today
The First Crusade a new history by Thomas S Asbridge( Recording )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

On the last Tuesday of November 1095, Pope Urban II delivered an electrifying speech that launched the First Crusade. His words set Christendom afire. Some 100,000 men, from knights to paupers, took up the call--the largest mobilization of manpower since the fall of the Roman Empire. Now, in [this book, the author] offers [an] account of a ... three-year adventure filled with miraculous victories, greedy princes and barbarity on a vast scale. Readers follow the crusaders from their mobilization in Europe ... to their arrival in Constantinople ... Featured ... are the siege of Nicaea and the pivotal battle for Antioch ... where the crusaders, in desperate straits, routed a larger and better-equipped Muslim army. Through all this, the crusaders were driven on by intense religious devotion ... But when a hardened core finally reached Jerusalem in 1099 they unleashed an unholy wave of brutality, slaughtering thousands of Muslims--men, women, and children--all in the name of Christianity. The First Crusade marked a watershed in relations between Islam and the West, a conflict that set these two world religions on a course toward deep-seated animosity and enduring enmity.-Dust jacket
 
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Alternative Names
Asbridge Thomas

Asbridge, Thomas 1969-

Asbridge, Thomas Scott 1969-

Thomas Asbridge British historian

Thomas Asbridge englischer Historiker, Hochschullehrer

Languages
English (87)

German (6)

Dutch (6)

Polish (3)

Danish (2)

French (1)

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The Crusades : the authoritative history of the war for the Holy LandThe real DaVinci codeWalter the Chancellor's the Antiochene WarsThe creation of the principality of Antioch, 1098-1130The Crusades : the war for the Holy LandThe Crusades