The Crusades : the war for the Holy Land / Thomas Asbridge.

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  • London ; New York : Simon & Schuster UK Ltd 2012
Physical description
1 online resource ( 558 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, maps.
ISBN
  • 9781849837705 (eBook)
  • 9781849836883
Notes
  • "First published in Great Britain in 2010 by Simon & Schuster UK Ltd."
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Reproduction available: Electronic reproduction. Ipswich, MA. Available via World Wide Web.
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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Contents
  • Intro; Author biography and Further praise for The Crusades; Also by Thomas Asbridge; Title page; Copyright page; Dedication page; Contents; List of Maps; List of Plates; Foreword to the paperback edition; Introduction; PART I: THE COMING OF THE CRUSADES; 1 Holy War, Holy Land; 2 Syrian Ordeals; 3 The Sacred City; 4 Creating the Crusader States; 5 Outremer; 6 Crusading Reborn; PART II: THE RESPONSE OF ISLAM; 7 Muslim Revival; 8 The Light of Faith; 9 The Wealth of Egypt; 10 Heir or Usurper; 11 The Sultan of Islam; 12 Holy Warrior; PART III: THE TRIAL OF CHAMPIONS; 13 Called to Crusade.
  • 14 The Conqueror Challenged15 The Coming of Kings; 16 Lionheart; 17 Jerusalem; 18 Resolution; PART IV: THE STRUGGLE FOR SURVIVAL; 19 Rejuvenation; 20 New Paths; 21 A Saint at War; PART V: VICTORY IN THE EAST; 22 Lion of Egypt; 23 The Holy Land Reclaimed; CONCLUSION: The Legacy of the Crusades; Acknowledgements; Chronology; Notes; Index.
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  • Bibliography
  • Electronic books.
  • Illustrated
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Language
  • English

Summary

  • In the eleventh century, a vast Christian army, summoned to holy war by the pope, rampaged through the Muslim world of the eastern Mediterranean, seizing possession of Jerusalem, a city revered by both faiths. Over the two hundred years that followed this First Crusade, Islam and the West fought for dominion of the Holy Land, clashing in a succession of chillingly brutal wars, both firm in the belief that they were at God's work. For the first time, this book tells the story of this epic struggle from the perspective of both Christians and Muslims, reconstructing the experiences and attitudes of those on either side of the conflict. Mixing pulsing narrative and piercing insight, it exposes the full horror, passion and barbaric grandeur of the crusading era. One of the world's foremost authorities on the subject, Thomas Asbridge offers a vivid and penetrating history of the crusades, setting a new standard for modern scholarship. Drawing upon painstaking original research and an intimate knowledge of the Near East, he uncovers what drove Muslims and Christians alike to embrace the ideals of jihad and crusade, revealing how these holy wars reshaped the medieval world and why they continue to echo in human memory to this day.

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