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The first crusade : a new history, Thomas Asbridge

Label
The first crusade : a new history
Title
The first crusade
Title remainder
a new history
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Asbridge
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In 1095, Pope Urban II delivered an electrifying speech that launched the First Crusade. In the largest mobilization since the fall of the Roman Empire, some 100,000 men took up the call, driven on by intense religious devotion, convinced that their struggle would earn them the reward of eternal paradise in Heaven. This book recounts a three-year adventure filled with barbarity: from the mobilization in Europe, where great waves of anti-Semitism resulted in the deaths of thousands of Jews, through the arrival in Constantinople, an opulent city, ten times the size of any city in Europe, that bedazzled the Europeans; to the siege of Nicaea and the pivotal battle for Antioch, where the crusaders routed a larger and better-equipped Muslim army. When a hardened core finally reached Jerusalem in 1099, they brutally slaughtered thousands of Muslims--men, women, and children--in the name of Christianity. The First Crusade marked a watershed in relations between Islam and the West, a conflict that set these two religions on a course toward enduring enmity.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
956/.014
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D161.2
LC item number
.A77 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The first crusade : a new history, Thomas Asbridge
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Free Press, 2004
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [380]-396) and index
Contents
Holy war proclaimed -- Afire with crusading fever -- The journey to Byzantium -- The first storm of war -- Before the walls of Antioch -- Tightening the screw -- To the edge of annihilation -- Descent into discord -- The faltering faith -- The holy city -- Aftermath
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvi, 408 p.
Isbn
9780195178234
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004049252
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
ocm54953178
Label
The first crusade : a new history, Thomas Asbridge
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Free Press, 2004
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [380]-396) and index
Contents
Holy war proclaimed -- Afire with crusading fever -- The journey to Byzantium -- The first storm of war -- Before the walls of Antioch -- Tightening the screw -- To the edge of annihilation -- Descent into discord -- The faltering faith -- The holy city -- Aftermath
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvi, 408 p.
Isbn
9780195178234
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004049252
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
ocm54953178

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