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Holy warriors : a modern history of the Crusades

Author: Jonathan Phillips
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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From an internationally renowned expert, here is an accessible and utterly fascinating one-volume history of the Crusades, thrillingly told through the experiences of its many players--knights and sultans, kings and poets, Christians and Muslims.
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Genre/Form: Church history
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Phillips
ISBN: 9781400065806 1400065801 9781588369758 1588369757
OCLC Number: 614136314
Description: xxv, 434 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: "Deus vult!" : the First Crusade and the capture of Jerusalem, 1095-99 --
"May God's curse be upon them!" : relations between Muslims and Franks in the Levant, 1099-1187 --
"A woman of unusual wisdom and discretion" : Queen Melisende of Jerusalem --
The "blessed generation" : Saint Bernard of Clairvaux and the Second Crusade, 1145-49 --
Saladin, the Leper King, and the fall of Jerusalem in 1187 --
"Nowhere in the world would ever two such princes be found" : Richard the Lionheart, Saladin and the Third Crusade --
"An example of affliction and the works of hell" : the Fourth Crusade and the sack of Constantinople, 1204 --
From "little foxes in the vines" and the Children's Crusade to the greatest church council of the age --
"Stupor mundi" : the wonder of the world: Frederick II, the Fifth Crusade and the recovery of Jerusalem --
"To kill the serpent, first you must crush the head" : the crusade of Louis IX and the rise of the Sultan Baibars --
From the trial of the Templars to Ferdinand and Isabella, Columbus, and the conquest of the new world --
New crusaders? : from Sir Walter Scott to Osama bin Laden and George W. Bush.
Responsibility: Jonathan Phillips.

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From an internationally renowned expert, here is an accessible and utterly fascinating one-volume history of the Crusades, thrillingly told through the experiences of its many players--knights and sultans, kings and poets, Christians and Muslims.

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