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Author Asbridge, Thomas S.

Title The Crusades : the authoritative history of the war for the Holy Land / Thomas Asbridge.

Imprint New York : Ecco Press, c2010.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Montrose Library Non-Fiction    909.07 ASB    Available
Edition 1st U.S. ed.
Description 767 p., [16] p. of plates : col. ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Note First published in Great Britain in 2010 by Simon & Schuster UK Ltd.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [687]-742) and index.
Contents The coming of the Crusades -- The response of Islam -- The trail of champions -- The struggle for survival -- Victory in the East -- Conclusion.
Summary Drawing on painstaking original research and an intimate knowledge of the Near East, Thomas Asbridge uncovers what drove Muslims and Christians alike to embrace the ideals of "jihad" and crusade, revealing how these holy wars reshaped the medieval world and why they continue to influence events today.
Subject Crusades.
Religion and civilization.
Christianity and other religions.
Civilization, Medieval.
Religious tolerance -- History -- To 1500.
Aggressiveness -- Religious aspects.
Islamic Empire -- Relations -- Europe.
Europe -- Relations -- Islamic Empire.
Europe -- Church history -- 600-1500.
Middle East -- History.
ISBN 9780060787288

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