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Defending the City of God : a medieval queen, the first Crusades, and the quest for peace in Jerusalem

Author: Sharan Newman
Publisher: New York City : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
"A fresh and highly accessible history of the Holy Lands during the Middle Ages, revealing a rich and diverse culture and the fight to save Jerusalem from the Crusaders"--

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Genre/Form: Local author
Military history
Named Person: Melisende, Queen of Jerusalem; Melisende, Queen of Jerusalem
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sharan Newman
ISBN: 9781137278654 113727865X
OCLC Number: 869548874
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xi, 256 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Arranging the Chessboard --
Child of the First Christian City --
Worlds Colliding --
The Frontier County --
Oh, Jerusalem! --
The Field of Blood --
Keeping the Homefires Burning --
Forging a Kingdom --
Queen in Training --
Finding a King --
Preparing to Pass the Torch --
Training a King --
Taming a King --
Prince Not-so-Charming --
Melisende Regina Sola --
Of Kings, Queens and Tourists --
Melisende's Final Conflict.
Responsibility: Sharan Newman.
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Defending the City of God explores how a group of sisters, daughters of the King of Jerusalem, fought to hold together the fragile relationships of the Middle East as the Crusaders stormed the  Read more...


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