The First Crusade
A New History
By (author) Thomas Asbridge
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First Crusade by Thomas Asbridge
Book DescriptionNine hundred years ago the Pope initiated one of the most controversial episodes in Christian history by stating that God wanted European knights to wage a fierce and bloody war against Islam and recapture Jerusalem. Thus was the First Crusade born. Its story is compelling, capable of inspiring awe through tales of bold adventure and revulsion through excesses of violence and barbarity, while at the same time providing us with significant insights into medieval society, morality and mentality. Tom Asbridge re-creates this fascinating period of history in a stunning narrative. Compelling and enlightening in equal measure, and drawing on new research which has radically remoulded our understanding of the movement, THE FIRST CRUSADE is a major work by an outstanding young historian.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780743220842
(198mm x 130mm x 1mm)
Imprint: Free Press
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Publish Date: 4-Apr-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Thomas Asbridge
Crusades, Paperback (January 2012)
An astonishingly assured, convincing and gripping one-volume history of the Crusades to the Holy Land
First Crusade - A New History, Paperback (October 2005)» View all books by Thomas Asbridge
The first new history of the First Crusade since Steve Runciman's classic trilogy on the Crusades written in the 1950's.
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Author Biography - Thomas Asbridge
Thomas Asbridge is a Reader in Medieval History at Queen Mary University in London, and an internationally renowned expert on the history of the Crusades. He has written and presented a major BBC TV series on the Crusades and a documentary on William Marshal. His acclaimed titles The First Crusade and The Crusades are also available from Simon & Schuster.
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