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The Crusades : the authoritative history of the war for the Holy Land

Author: Thomas S Asbridge
Publisher: New York : Ecco Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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Drawing on painstaking original research and an intimate knowledge of the Near East, 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.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Church history
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Asbridge, Thomas S.
Crusades.
New York : Ecco Press, ©2010
(DLC) 2010280571
(OCoLC)525318942
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas S Asbridge
ISBN: 9780061981364 0061981362
OCLC Number: 680277364
Notes: Originally published in Great Britain in 2010 by Simon & Schuster UK Ltd.
Description: 1 online resource (767 pages, [16] pages of plates) : color illustrations, maps
Contents: The coming of the Crusades --
The response of Islam --
The trail of champions --
The struggle for survival --
Victory in the East --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Thomas Asbridge.

Abstract:

Drawing on painstaking original research and an intimate knowledge of the Near East, 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.

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