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The First Crusade

Author: Steven Runciman
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Canto edView all editions and formats
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Whether the Crusades are regarded as the most romantic of Christian expeditions, or the last of the barbarian invasions, they remain one of the most exciting and colourful adventure stories in  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Runciman
ISBN: 0521427053 9780521427050
OCLC Number: 24627601
Notes: "First published as volume 1 of The history of the crusades, 1951; this abridged edition first published 1980"--Title page verso.
Includes index.
Description: vi, 201 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The reign of Antichrist --
The pilgrims of Christ --
Confusion in the East --
Holy peace and holy war --
The summoning --
The people's expedition --
The German Crusade --
The princes and the emperor --
The campaign in Asia Minor --
Armenian interlude --
Before the walls of Antioch --
The road to Jerusalem --
The triumph of the cross.
Responsibility: Steven Runciman.
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