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Title:
A history of the Crusades.
Author:
Runciman, Steven, Sir, 1903-
ISBN:
9780521061612

9780521347709

9780521061629

9780521347716
Publication Information:
Cambridge : Cambridge Univ. Pr., 1992.
Physical Description:
3 v.< 1-2 >
General Note:
"Donated by Engin Sezer."
Contents:
Contents: v. 1. The first Crusade and the foundation of the Kingdom of Jerusalem -- v. 2. The Kingdom of Jerusalem and the Frankish east 1100-1187
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Summary

Sir Steven Runciman's three volume A History of the Crusades, one of the great classics of English historical writing, is being reissued. This volume deals completely with the First Crusade and the foundation of the kingdom of Jerusalem. As Runciman says in his preface: 'Whether we regard the Crusades as the most tremendous and most romantic of Christian adventures, or as the last of the barbarian invasions, they form a central fact in medieval history. Before their inception the centre of our civilization was placed in Byzantium and in the lands of the Arab caliphate. Before they faded out the hegemony in civilization had passed to western Europe. Out of this transference modern history was born.'


Table of Contents

List of plates
List of maps
Preface
1 The holy places of Christendom
2 The preaching of the crusade
3 The journey to the wars
4 The war against the Turks
5 The promised land
Bibliography
Index