God's war : a new history of the Crusades

Published
  • London : Penguin 2007
Physical description
xvi, 1023 p. : col. ill., maps ; 20 cm.
ISBN
  • 9780140269802 (pbk.)
  • 0140269800 (pbk.)
Notes
  • Originally published: London: Allen Lane, 2006.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
  • List of illustrations -- List of maps -- Acknowledgements -- Preface -- Introduction : Europe and the Mediterrranean -- - The First Crusade -- 1. The origins of Christian holy war -- 2. The summons to Jerusalem -- 3. The march to Constantinople -- 4. The road to the Holy Sepulchre -- - Frankish Outremer -- 5. The foundation of Christian Outremer -- 6. The Latin states -- 7. East is east and east is west : Outremer in the twelfth century -- - The Second Crusade -- 8. A new path to salvation? : western Christendom and holy war, 1100-1145 -- 9. God's bargain : summoning the Second Crusade -- 10. 'The spirit of the pilgrim God' : fighting the Second Crusade -- - The Third Crusade -- 11. 'A great cause for mourning' : the revival of crusading and the Third Crusade -- 12. The call of the Cross -- 13. To the siege of Acre -- 14. The Palestine War, 1191-2 -- - The Fourth Crusade -- 15. 'Ehud's sharpened sword' -- 16. The Fourth Crusade : preparations -- 17. The Fourth Crusade : diversion -- - The expansion of crusading -- 18. The Albigensian Crusades, 1209-29 -- 19. The Fifth Crusade, 1213-21 -- 20. Frontier crusades 1 : conquest in Spain -- 21. Frontier crusades 2 : the Baltic and the North -- - The defence of Outremer -- 22. Survival and decline : the Frankish Holy Land in the thirteenth century -- 23. The defence of the Holy Land, 1221-44 -- 24. Louis IX and the fall of mainland Outremer, 1244-91 -- - The later crusades -- 25. The eastern crusades in the later Middle Ages -- 26. The crusade and Christian society in the later Middle Ages -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Select further reading -- Select list of rulers -- Index.
Subject
Genre
  • Bibliography
  • Illustrated
Language
  • English
  • 'God's War' tells the powerful and horrifying story of the Crusades - an explosive mixture of religious quest and greed for treasure that led enormous Christian armies to invade the Islamic world.

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