In 1095 Pope Urban II summoned the Christian world to war to secure access to the Holy Land. The Christian army captured Jerusalem, establishing a kingdom that was to last for 200 years. This book aims to bring the confrontation to life, presenting both the European and Arab points of view.
Exploring both Arab and European points of view, this is a fascinating account of the crusades, the bloody confrontation between two very different worlds.
Essential reading for our times.
In 1095 Pope Urban II summoned the Christian world to a religious war to secure safe access to the Holy Land. Against all the odds, the Christian army fought its way across Asia Minor and captured Jerusalem, establishing a kingdom that was to last for two hundred years.
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