God's war : a new history of the Crusades / Christopher Tyerman.

Published
  • London : Penguin 2007
Physical description
xvi, 1023 pages, [16] pages of col. plates : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm.
ISBN
  • 9780140269802 (pbk.)
  • 0140269800 (pbk.)
Notes
  • First published: Allen Lane, 2006.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Genre
  • Illustrated
  • text
Language
  • English

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God's war : a new history of the Crusades / Christopher Tyerman.

Published
  • London : Allen Lane 2006
Physical description
xvi, 1023 pages, [16] pages of col. plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
ISBN
  • 0713992204 (hbk.)
  • 9780713992205 (hbk.)
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 986-990) and index.
Genre
  • Bibliography
  • Illustrated
  • text
Language
  • English

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God's war : a new history of the Crusades / Christopher Tyerman.

Published
  • London : Penguin 2007
Physical description
xvi, 1023 p., [16] p. of plates : col. ill., maps, col. ports.
ISBN
  • 9780141904313 (e-book)
  • 9780140269802 (pbk.)
Notes
  • Originally published: London: Allen Lane, 2006.
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 986-990) and index.
  • Other format: Also available in printed form ISBN 9780140269802
  • Reproduction available: Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Genre
  • Bibliography
  • Electronic books.
  • 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. ; The story of how a group of warriors, driven by faith, greed and wanderlust, carved out new Christian-ruled states in the Middle East is one of the most extraordinary of all epics. The crusaders' stunning initial success started a sequence of great Crusades, each with its own story, that fundamentally shaped the Christian and Muslim worlds for two centuries, until the last Crusader castles were finally expunged. The energy and commitment that sent army after army into the eastern Mediterranean also led to the invasion and conversion of Central and Baltic Europe, Spain, Portugal, the destruction of the Cathars in Provence and the settlement of America. Told with great verve and authority, God's War is the definitive account of a fascinating but also horrifying story. `We are still living with the images and legends of the crusades.Tyerman tells us how the Church set about preaching the crusades, exploiting the perennial pessimism and guilt of the European nobility of the Middle Ages. He shows how crusading ideology penetrated the religious sensibility of the period, as well as its secular fiction and poetry.Of all the modern histories of the crusades it is the shrewdest, the most reliable and the most complete.' - The Spectator

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