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A History of the Crusades By Steven Runciman

A History of the Crusades
by Steven Runciman

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Sir Steven Runciman's, A History of the Crusades (volume 3), examines the revival of the Frankish kingdom at the time of the Third Crusade until its collapse a century later. This is one of the great classics of English historical writing and a great survey of the time.
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A History of the Crusades: Volume 3: The Kingdom of Acre and the Later Crusades by Steven Runciman

Sir Steven Runciman's three volume A History of the Crusades, one of the great classics of English historical writing, is now being reissued. In this final volume, Runciman examines the revival of the Frankish kingdom at the time of the Third Crusade until its collapse a century later. The interwoven themes of the book include: Christiandom, the replacement of the cultured Ayubites by the less sympathetic Mameluks as leader of the Moslem world, and the coming of the Mongols. He includes a chapter on architecture and the arts, and an epilogue on the last manifestations of the Crusading spirit.

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A History of the Crusades Reviews


'I do not know when, in recent years, I have read a book which so enlarged my knowledge of and interest in a period of history ... It sets before us one of the formidable moral and romantic epics of our time, with scholarship and imagination worthy of it.' The Times Literary Supplement
'The three volumes ring with battle trumpets and drums, glitter with the splendor of noble parades, and are replete with true stories of bravery and cowardliness, rash daring and wily intrigue ... To the specialist (Runicman) offers a wealth of new interpretations ... To the layman, he tenders romance and suspense at nearly every page.' The Yale Review
' ... the best scholarly survey of the subject by a single author. It will always remain the first considerable work of its kind in the English language.' The English Historical Review
'One of the grand historical monuments of the twentieth century ... Written with imagination and based on immense scholarship, (the volumes) are filled with true stories of rash daring and wily intrigue as the flower of Western knighthood assaults the infidel East for God, gold and glory.' Washington Post Book World

Table of Contents


List of plates; List of maps; Preface; 1. The third crusade; 2. Misguided crusades; 3. The mongols and the mameluks; 4. The end of outremer; 5. Epilogue; Bibliography; Index.

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GOR001956194
A History of the Crusades: Volume 3: The Kingdom of Acre and the Later Crusades by Steven Runciman
Steven Runciman
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Cambridge University Press
1954-01-01
542
0521061636
9780521061636
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