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The First Crusade: A New History

The Roots of Conflict between Christianity and Islam

by Thomas Asbridge

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Published by Oxford University Press, USA .
Written in English


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Number of Pages448
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Open LibraryOL7391692M
ISBN 100195189051
ISBN 109780195189056

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Crusades were the first attempt on the part of Christian Europe since the Battle of Tours in to push back the frontiers of Islamic conquest. The First Crusade: A New History: The Roots of Conflict between Christianity and Islam ISLAM: For Dummies! History of Islam. Islamic Culture. Beginners Guide (Quran, Allah, Mecca, Muhammad. The pace of the book, and the humanity portrayed, keeps the reader fully engaged and interested in the story, which never feels like a history lesson. This is a book which would serve a newcomer to the Crusades well, as well as offering a `hardened' Crusade reader such as myself a new perspective and a totally enthralling read on the First /5(69).

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On the last Tuesday of NovemberPope Urban II delivered an electrifying speech that launched the First Crusade. His words set Christendom afire. Somemen, from knights to paupers, took up the call--the largest mobilization of manpower since the fall of the Roman Empire. Now, in The First Crusade, Thomas Asbridge offers a gripping account of a titanic three-year adventure filled 4/5(11).

Thomas Asbridge's new history, The First Crusade, is a breath of fresh air. Few topics in history have been as mistreated and misused as the Crusades, giving rise to a great deal of popular rhetoric that has all but obscured the actual events themselves. Asbridge's book, however, cuts through the great majority of the myths and confronts the /5().

THE FIRST CRUSADE: A New History Thomas S. Asbridge, Author. Oxford Univ. $35 (p) ISBN Buy this book. InPope Urban II preached a. The First Crusade. A New History. Thomas Asbridge. Publication Date - October ISBN: pages Hardcover /8 x /4 inches Retail Price to Students: $ A stunning narrative of one of the epic events of world history--the three-year, mile quest to.

Nine hundred years ago Pope Urban II initiated one of the most controversial episodes in Christian history by stating that, in spite of the apparently pacifist message of the New Testament, God actually wanted European knights to wage a fierce and bloody war against Islam and recapture Jerusalem.

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Thomas Asbridge's new history, The First Crusade, is a breath of fresh air. Few topics in history have been as mistreated and misused as the Crusades, giving rise to a great deal of popular rhetoric that has all but obscured the actual events themselves.

Asbridge's book, however, cuts through the great majority of the myths and confronts the /5(99). Thomas Asbridge's new history, The First Crusade, is a breath of fresh air. Few topics in history have been as mistreated and misused as the Crusades, giving rise to a great deal of popular rhetoric that has all but obscured the actual events themselves.

Asbridge's book, however, cuts through the great majority of the myths and confronts the /5(84). Thomas Asbridge's book The first Crusade, A New History, offers the reader a well-written and fast-moving chronicle of the First Crusade and the events leading up to it. The book is very readable and covers the period with enough detail to acquaint the reader with significant events while moving at a pace that encourages you to want by: Book Descriptions: Focusing particularly on the characters that drove this extraordinary campaign, and what drove them in turn, Tom Asbridge re-creates this fascinating period of history in a stunning narrative.

Using the First Crusade as paradigm he then moves on to explore a range of themes and to challenge a number of assumptions -- among them the myth of well-armed crusader knights.

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The First Crusade is one of the best-known and most written-about events in history but in this new book Dr Peter Frankopan asks vital questions that have never been posed before. This is the only book to address the history of the First Crusade from the perspective of the east, examining the role of the Byzantine Empire and its ruler.

First Crusade: A New History, Paperback by Asbridge, Thomas, ISBNISBNBrand New, Free shipping in the US A history of the First Crusade provides an account of the three-year expedition to the Holy Land, describing the mobilization of the crusaders in Europe, the journey to Constantinople and the Middle East /5(K).

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