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Author Newman, Sharan.

Title Defending the City of God : a medieval queen, the first Crusades, and the quest for peace in Jerusalem / Sharan Newman.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    956.94 NEW    Available
Edition First edition.
Description xi, 256 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-249) and index.
Contents Arranging the chessboard -- Child of the first Christian city -- Worlds colliding -- The frontier county -- Oh, Jerusalem! -- The field of blood -- Keeping the Home fires burning -- Forging a kingdom -- Queen in training -- Finding a king -- Preparing to pass the torch -- Training a king -- Taming a king -- Prince not-so-charming -- Melisende Regina Sola -- Of kings, queens and tourists -- Melisende's final conflict.
Summary "A fresh and highly accessible history of the Holy Lands during the Middle Ages, revealing a rich and diverse culture and the fight to save Jerusalem from the Crusaders"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Melisende, Queen of Jerusalem, -1161.
Queens -- Jerusalem -- Biography.
Cultural pluralism -- Jerusalem -- History -- To 1500.
Social change -- Jerusalem -- History -- To 1500.
Jerusalem -- History -- Latin Kingdom, 1099-1244.
Jerusalem -- Politics and government.
Jerusalem -- History, Military.
Jerusalem -- Social conditions.
ISBN 9781137278654 (hardback)
113727865X (hardback)

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