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

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Harper Collins, 30/03/2010 - 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.

 

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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

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"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

Índice

Introduction
1
Holy War Holy Land
33
Syrian Ordeals
62
The Sacred City
89
Creating the Crusader States
115
Outremer
163
Crusading Reborn
197
Muslim Revival
225
The Conqueror Challenged
391
The Coming of Kings
428
Lionheart
456
Jerusalem
477
Resolution
498
Rejuvenation
519
New Paths
550
A Saint at War
577

The Light of Faith
238
The Wealth of Egypt
265
Heir or Usurper
285
The Sultan of Islam
316
Holy Warrior
337
Called to Crusade
367
Lion of Egypt
611
The Holy Land Reclaimed
638
CONCLUSION
657
Acknowledgements
683
Index
743
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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.

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