The Crusades: The War Against Islam 1096-1798 by Malcolm Billings

The Crusades: The War Against Islam 1096-1798 by Malcolm Billings

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Presents the history of the Crusades from the First Crusade in 1096 to the fall of the last Crusader kingdom - Malta - in 1798. This book also looks at the experiences of the peasants, knights and fighting monks who took the cross for Christendom and the Holy Warriors of Islam who, after battle on battle, emerged victorious.

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This is the up-to-date, authoritative history of the Crusades from the First Crusade in 1096 to the fall of the last Crusader kingdom - Malta - in 1798. In 1095, Pope Urban II granted absolution to anyone who would fight to reclaim the Holy Land. With God at their backs, the first Christian crusaders embarked on an unprecedented religious war. While addressing the contribution of flamboyant characters like Saladin and Richard the Lionheart, Malcolm Billings also looks at the experiences of the peasants, knights and fighting monks who took the cross for Christendom and the Holy Warriors of Islam who, after battle on battle, emerged victorious. He analyses the ebb and flow of crusade and counter-crusade, and details the shifting structures of government in the Levant, which became the perennial battleground of East and West.

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SKU GOR004139811
Title The Crusades: The War Against Islam 1096-1798
Author By (author) Malcolm Billings
Condition WELLREAD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher The History Press Ltd
Year Published 2006
Number of Pages 288
ISBN 10 0752429744
ISBN 13 9780752429748
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book. We do our best to provide good quality books for you to read, but there is no escaping the fact that it has been owned and read by someone else previously. Therefore it will show signs of wear and may be an ex library book.
Description

Details

This is the up-to-date, authoritative history of the Crusades from the First Crusade in 1096 to the fall of the last Crusader kingdom - Malta - in 1798. In 1095, Pope Urban II granted absolution to anyone who would fight to reclaim the Holy Land. With God at their backs, the first Christian crusaders embarked on an unprecedented religious war. While addressing the contribution of flamboyant characters like Saladin and Richard the Lionheart, Malcolm Billings also looks at the experiences of the peasants, knights and fighting monks who took the cross for Christendom and the Holy Warriors of Islam who, after battle on battle, emerged victorious. He analyses the ebb and flow of crusade and counter-crusade, and details the shifting structures of government in the Levant, which became the perennial battleground of East and West.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR004139811
Title The Crusades: The War Against Islam 1096-1798
Author By (author) Malcolm Billings
Condition WELLREAD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher The History Press Ltd
Year Published 2006
Number of Pages 288
ISBN 10 0752429744
ISBN 13 9780752429748
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book. We do our best to provide good quality books for you to read, but there is no escaping the fact that it has been owned and read by someone else previously. Therefore it will show signs of wear and may be an ex library book.