Crusaders: The Epic History Of The Wars For The Holy Lands
  • Crusaders: The Epic History Of The Wars For The Holy Lands
  • Crusaders: The Epic History Of The Wars For The Holy Lands
  • Crusaders: The Epic History Of The Wars For The Holy Lands
ISBN: 0525428313
EAN13: 9780525428312
Language: English
Release Date: Oct 1, 2019
Pages: 448
Dimensions: 2" H x 9.25" L x 6.13" W
Weight: 1.59 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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A major new history of the Crusades with an unprecedented wide scope, told in a tableau of portraits of people on all sides of the wars, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Templars.

For more than one thousand years, Christians and Muslims lived side by side, sometimes at peace and sometimes at war. When Christian armies seized Jerusalem in 1099, they began the most notorious period of conflict between the two religions. Depending on who you ask, the fall of the holy city was either an inspiring legend or the greatest of horrors. In Crusaders, Dan Jones interrogates the many sides of the larger story, charting a deeply human and avowedly pluralist path through the crusading era.

Expanding the usual timeframe, Jones looks to the roots of Christian-Muslim relations in the eighth century and tracks the influence of crusading to present day. He widens the geographical focus to far-flung regions home to so-called enemies of the Church, including Spain, North Africa, southern France, and the Baltic states. By telling intimate stories of individual journeys, Jones illuminates these centuries of war not only from the perspective of popes and kings, but from Arab-Sicilian poets, Byzantine princesses, Sunni scholars, Shi'ite viziers, Mamluk slave soldiers, Read More chevron_right

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