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Victory in the East : a military history of the First Crusade

Author: John France
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book looks at the First Crusade as a military campaign and asks why it was successful. It looks at the nature of war at the end of the eleventh century and the military experience of all the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John France
ISBN: 0521589878 9780521589871 0521419697 9780521419697
OCLC Number: 43980980
Notes: On verso: Transferred to digital reprinting 1999 ; Printed in the United States.
Description: xv, 425 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The roots of victory; 2. War in the West; 3. Campaigns, generals and leadership; 4. Preparations and prelude; 5. The size of the crusader army; 6. The first enemy: the Turks of Asia Minor; 7. The second enemy: the siege of Antioch; 8. The siege of Antioch: crisis and delivery; 9. The siege of Antioch: victory; 10. Divisions; 11. Jerusalem: triumphant ending; 12. Perspectives; select bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: John France.

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