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Crusades

Author: Terry Jones; Alan Ereira; David Wallace; BBC Lionheart Television (Firm); A & E Home Video (Firm)
Publisher: London, Eng. : BBC Lionheart Television ; New York : A & E Home Video, 1995.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Beginning with an appeal from the Emperor of Constantinople to Pope Urban II to assist in repelling the Turks from invading the city, the Crusades lasted almost 200 years and, in many ways, defined relations between Europe and the Islamic world even to the present. Stripped of its romance and chivalry, the campaigns reveal a dark history of bloody slaughter, intrigue and incompetence that left few heroes. Jones uses  Read more...
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Named Person: Jonathan Riley-Smith; Karen Armstrong; Steven Runciman, Sir; Christopher Tyerman; Suhayl Zakkar
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Terry Jones; Alan Ereira; David Wallace; BBC Lionheart Television (Firm); A & E Home Video (Firm)
ISBN: 1565015053 9781565015050 1565015061 9781565015067 156501507X 9781565015074 1565015088 9781565015081 1565015096 9781565015098
OCLC Number: 464011390
Notes: Programs preceeded by promotions for the History Channel and for the Arts and Entertainment Network.
Interviewed are: Jonathan Riley-Smith, Karen Armstrong, Sir Steven Runciman, Rabbi Ernst Stein, John France, Fikret Isiltan, Christopher Tyerman, Father Jerome Murphy-O'Connor, Suheil Zakkar, Benjamin Kedar, Meron Benvenisti and Sari Museba.
Credits: Written by Terry Jones and Alan Ereira; composer, Jose Nieto; consultants, Sir Steven Runciman, Suheil Zakkar; stage designer, Brian Sykes; stage costume and make-up designer, Richard Sharples; graphic designer, Liz Friedman; visual effects designer, Colin Mapson; armour design, David Lazenby; research, Sarah Lambert, Rod Williams, Lucy Iago; photography, John Else, David South; editors, Horacio Queiro, John Dinwoodie; executive producer, Laurence Rees.
Cast: Anthony Smee, Steve Purbrick, Marcello Maraschalchi, Robin Sebastian, Kate Binchy, Nigel Anthony, Anthony Zaki, Sean Arnold, Kammy Darweish, Christopher Lamb, Peter Pacey, Bob Stewart.
Description: 4 videocassettes (50 min. each = 200 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in. (VHS)
Contents: Vol. 1. Pilgrims in arms --
Vol. 2. Jerusalem --
Vol. 3. Jihad --
Vol. 4. Destruction.
Other Titles: Pilgrims in arms.
Jerusalem.
Jihad.
Destruction.
Responsibility: with Terry Jones ; produced and directed by Alan Ereira, David Wallace.

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Beginning with an appeal from the Emperor of Constantinople to Pope Urban II to assist in repelling the Turks from invading the city, the Crusades lasted almost 200 years and, in many ways, defined relations between Europe and the Islamic world even to the present. Stripped of its romance and chivalry, the campaigns reveal a dark history of bloody slaughter, intrigue and incompetence that left few heroes. Jones uses an array of techniques such as humour, creative anachronism, restaged battles, animated mosaics and computer graphics to bring that period of history to life.

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