The Crusades: The Authoritative History of the War for the Holy Land

Capa
HarperCollins, 09/03/2010 - 784 páginas

The Crusades is an authoritative, accessible single-volume history of the brutal struggle for the Holy Land in the Middle Ages. Thomas Asbridge—a renowned historian who writes with “maximum vividness” (Joan Acocella, The New Yorker)—covers the years 1095 to 1291 in this  big, ambitious, readable account of one of the most fascinating periods in history. From Richard the Lionheart to the mighty Saladin, from the emperors of Byzantium to the Knights Templar, Asbridge’s book is a magnificent epic of Holy War between the Christian and Islamic worlds, full of adventure, intrigue, and sweeping grandeur.

Opinião das pessoas - Escrever uma crítica

Classificações dos utilizadores

5 estrelas
6
4 estrelas
1
3 estrelas
0
2 estrelas
0
1 estrela
0

LibraryThing Review

Procura do Utilizador  - Joe73 - LibraryThing

One of the most believable volumes on the subject I have ever read. Mr. Asbridge paints a believable picture and allows the reader to deduce the situation and make their own judgment. Ler crítica na íntegra

LibraryThing Review

Procura do Utilizador  - jrissman - LibraryThing

"The Crusades" by Thomas Ashbridge is an excellent, comprehensive look at this unusual time and place in history. Ashbridge covers all the major events in the Levant, as well as related political ... Ler crítica na íntegra

Outras edições - Ver tudo

Acerca do autor (2010)

Thomas Asbridge is Reader in Medieval History at Queen Mary, University of London, and the author of 'The Greatest Knight: The Remarkable Life of William Marshal, the Power Behind Five English Thrones' (2014), 'The Crusades: The War for the Holy Land' (2010) and 'The First Crusade: A New History' (2004). He studied for a BA in Ancient and Medieval History at Cardiff University, and then gained his PhD in Medieval History at Royal Holloway, University of London.

Thomas wrote and presented a BBC documentary, 'The Greatest Knight: William Marshal', and a landmark three-part documentary series 'The Crusades' for the BBC, filmed on location across the Near East and Europe. He has also appeared in many other internationally broadcast television documentaries and radio programs, and has worked as a historical consultant for HBO and Company Pictures. He now lives in southern England.

Informação bibliográfica