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A history of the Crusades

Author: Steven Runciman
Publisher: Cambridge [England] : University Press, 1951-54.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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V.1 the first crusade and the foundation of the kingdom of Jerusalem -- V.2 The Kingdom of Jerusalem and the Frankish East, 1100-1187 -- V.3 The Kingdom of acre and the later crusades.
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Runciman, Steven, 1903-2000.
History of the Crusades.
Cambridge [Eng.] University Press, 1951-54
(OCoLC)741480926
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Runciman
ISBN: 052106161X 9780521061612 0521061636 9780521061636 0521205549 9780521205542
OCLC Number: 1284066
Description: 3 volumes : illustrations, portraits, maps, folded genealogical table ; 22 cm
Contents: v. 1. The First Crusade and the foundation of the Kingdom of Jerusalem. The holy places of Christemdom --
The preaching of the crusade --
The journey to the wars --
The war against the Turks --
The promised land --
v. 2. The kingdom of Jerusalem and the Frankish East, 1100-1187. The establishment of the kingdom --
The zenith --
The second crusade --
The turn of the tide --
The triumph of Islam --
v. 3. The Kingdom of Acre, and the later Crusades. The third crusade --
The Mongols and the Mameluks --
The end of Outremer.
Responsibility: by Steven Runciman.

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