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Richard I

Author: John Gillingham
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©1999.
Series: Yale English monarchs.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Unique among the kings of England, Richard I played a leading role in the great events of world history - in his case the struggle for control of the Middle East by two great religions, Islam and Christianity. No other monarch took on a challenge remotely comparable with that of the Third Crusade: taking a fleet and army to the eastern end of the Mediterranean and facing down an adversary as formidable as the great  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Richard, King of England; Richard, King of England; Richard, King of England; König I ) Richard (England
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Gillingham
ISBN: 0300079125 9780300079128 0300079133 9780300079135
OCLC Number: 40981094
Description: xiv, 378 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. The Best of Kings, the Worst of Kings --
2. Through Muslim Eyes --
3. Aquitaine, 1157-72 --
4. War without Love, 1173-4 --
5. Duke of Aquitaine, 1175-83 --
6. The Uncertain Inheritance, 1184-9 --
7. Duke of Normandy, King of England, 1189 --
8. France and Sicily, 1190 --
9. The Conquest of Cyprus --
10. The Siege of Acre, 1191 --
11. Towards Jerusalem --
12. Ascalon and Jaffa --
13. A Captive King --
14. The Character of a Lionheart --
15. England 1194-9 --
16. France 1194-6 --
17. France 1197-8 --
18. Death and Repentance, 1199 --
19. In Richard's Shadow.
Series Title: Yale English monarchs.
Other Titles: Richard, 1
Richard, the first
Responsibility: John Gillingham.

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"Unique among the kings of England, Richard I played a leading role in the great events of world history - in his case the struggle for control of the Middle East by two great religions, Islam and Christianity. No other monarch took on a challenge remotely comparable with that of the Third Crusade: taking a fleet and army to the eastern end of the Mediterranean and facing down an adversary as formidable as the great Saladin." "Eighteenth- and nineteenth-century historians such as Hume, Gibbon and Stubbs criticized Richard for his neglect of domestic government and policy, and cast him as a careless ruler and bad husband." "Harnessing the latest sources and interpretations, John Gillingham provides a new assessment of Richard I, looking at what matters in history as well as what matters in legend."--Jacket.

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