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Armies of heaven : the first crusade and the quest for apocalypse

Author: Jay Rubenstein
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, [2011]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Chronicles the apocalyptic motivations and brutality of the First Crusade, which destroyed civilizations in the Near and Middle East.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jay Rubenstein
ISBN: 9780465019298 0465019293
OCLC Number: 701015458
Description: xiv, 402 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Jerusalem, on earth as it is in heaven --
The pope's plan --
The response: the princes, the prophets, the people --
The road to Constantinople --
Deals with devils: the crusaders at Constantinople --
The Nicene deal --
"Saracens", through a glass darkly --
Enemy country --
Starvation and nightmare: the siege of Antioch begins --
A brief account of Baldwin of Boulogne's adventures in Syria --
Reversal of fortune and a river of blood: the battle for Antioch continues --
Truce and consequences: the fall of Antioch --
Violent men --
Kerbogah and the lance --
Feasting on the fallen: Antioch to Maʼarra --
Trial by fire --
Seeking a new apocalypse --
Jerusalem --
The last emperor --
Ascalon, the sixth battle --
The never-ending apocalypse.
Responsibility: Jay Rubenstein.

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Chronicles the apocalyptic motivations and brutality of the First Crusade, which destroyed civilizations in the Near and Middle East.

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