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The Resource Crusaders : the epic history of the wars for the holy lands, Dan Jones

Crusaders : the epic history of the wars for the holy lands, Dan Jones

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Crusaders : the epic history of the wars for the holy lands
Title
Crusaders
Title remainder
the epic history of the wars for the holy lands
Statement of responsibility
Dan Jones
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"For more than one thousand years, Christians and Muslims lived side by side, sometimes at peace and sometimes at war. When Christian armies seized Jerusalem in 1099, they began the most notorious period of conflict between the two religions. Depending on who you ask, the fall of the holy city was either an inspiring legend or the greatest of horrors. In Crusaders, Dan Jones interrogates the many sides of the larger story, charting a deeply human and avowedly pluralist path through the crusading era. Expanding the usual timeframe, Jones looks to the roots of Christian-Muslim relations in the eighth century and tracks the influence of crusading to present day. He widens the geographical focus to far-flung regions home to so-called enemies of the Church, including Spain, North Africa, southern France, and the Baltic states. By telling intimate stories of individual journeys, Jones illuminates these centuries of war not only from the perspective of popes and kings, but from Arab-Sicilian poets, Byzantine princesses, Sunni scholars, Shi'ite viziers, Mamluk slave soldiers, Mongol chieftains, and barefoot friars. Crusading remains a rallying call to this day, but its role in the popular imagination ignores the cooperation and complicated coexistence that were just as much a feature of the period as warfare. The age-old relationships between faith, conquest, wealth, power, and trade meant that crusading was not only about fighting for the glory of God, but also, among other earthly reasons, about gold. In this richly dramatic narrative that gives voice to sources usually pushed to the margins, Dan Jones has written an authoritative survey of the holy wars with global scope and human focus"--
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1981-
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Jones, Dan
Dewey number
909.07
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D157
LC item number
.J64 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Crusades
  • Church history
  • Islamic Empire
  • Middle Ages
Label
Crusaders : the epic history of the wars for the holy lands, Dan Jones
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Publication
Note
  • "First published in hardcover in Great Britain by Head of Zeus, Ltd London, in 2019"--Title page verso
  • Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [401]-407) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The Count and the Imam -- Poets and Party Kings -- Empire Under Siege -- Deus Vult -- The Preachers' Tale -- March of the Princes -- The Longest Winter -- Jerusalem -- Dividing the Spoils -- Sigurd Jerusalemfarer -- Fields of Blood -- A New Knighthood -- Melisende the Magnificent -- The Swords of our Fathers -- Converted or Deleted -- History Repeating -- The Race for Egypt -- Because of Our Sins -- Lionesses and Lionhearts -- Consumed by Fire -- Enemies Within -- The River of Paradise -- Immutator Mundi -- Khans and Kings -- The Enemy From Hell -- Fragments and Dreams -- Brave New Worlds
Control code
on1085147807
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xxxvii, 425 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780525428312
Lccn
2019017922
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1085147807
Label
Crusaders : the epic history of the wars for the holy lands, Dan Jones
Publication
Note
  • "First published in hardcover in Great Britain by Head of Zeus, Ltd London, in 2019"--Title page verso
  • Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [401]-407) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The Count and the Imam -- Poets and Party Kings -- Empire Under Siege -- Deus Vult -- The Preachers' Tale -- March of the Princes -- The Longest Winter -- Jerusalem -- Dividing the Spoils -- Sigurd Jerusalemfarer -- Fields of Blood -- A New Knighthood -- Melisende the Magnificent -- The Swords of our Fathers -- Converted or Deleted -- History Repeating -- The Race for Egypt -- Because of Our Sins -- Lionesses and Lionhearts -- Consumed by Fire -- Enemies Within -- The River of Paradise -- Immutator Mundi -- Khans and Kings -- The Enemy From Hell -- Fragments and Dreams -- Brave New Worlds
Control code
on1085147807
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xxxvii, 425 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780525428312
Lccn
2019017922
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1085147807

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