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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.--
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Asbridge, Thomas S
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Crusades
Target audience
specialized
Label
The first crusade : a new history, Thomas Asbridge
Instantiates
Note
  • "The roots of conflict between Christianity and Islam"--Cover
  • Originally published: London: Free Press, 2004
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 380-396) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Holy war proclaimed -- Afire with crusading fever -- Journey to Byzantium -- First storm of war -- Before the walls of Antioch -- Tightening the screw -- To the edge of annihilation -- Descent into discord -- Faltering faith -- Holy city -- Aftermath
Control code
ocm60964496
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First paperback edition, 2005.
Extent
xvi, 408 pages,
Isbn
9780743220842
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)60964496
Label
The first crusade : a new history, Thomas Asbridge
Note
  • "The roots of conflict between Christianity and Islam"--Cover
  • Originally published: London: Free Press, 2004
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 380-396) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Holy war proclaimed -- Afire with crusading fever -- Journey to Byzantium -- First storm of war -- Before the walls of Antioch -- Tightening the screw -- To the edge of annihilation -- Descent into discord -- Faltering faith -- Holy city -- Aftermath
Control code
ocm60964496
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First paperback edition, 2005.
Extent
xvi, 408 pages,
Isbn
9780743220842
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)60964496

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