By Thomas F. Madden
". . . definitely the right quantity for somebody with a wish to be aware of extra in regards to the fight among Christianity and Islam within the close to East. . . . superbly illustrated, this informative advisor to the foremost Crusades not just in actual fact defines the clash and strains the person campaigns but in addition locations in context the historic roots of the twenty first century tensions among Islam and the West."
---Monterey County Herald
"The ebook is a version of association and pertinent representation, with maps, sidebars, a chronology and an obtainable bibliography. Given so tremendous and accomplished an advent, readers are inclined to flip to the vintage prose narratives, either Christian and Islamic. they're going to actually have a new appreciation of the present Christian-Islamic clash and its many roots."
"[Crusades] is attractively illustrated and has quite a few packing containers and sidebars providing a extra designated exam of individuals and occasions which are pointed out by and large textual content. an invaluable creation to the topic for college students and readers alike, [and] an excellent addition to either public and educational libraries."
* contains greater than one hundred fifty images, maps, and particularly commissioned artistic endeavors, all in complete color
* With targeted positive factors on numerous key subject matters, from Jerusalem: urban of Holy areas to the Glories of the Ottoman Empire
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Helena ~ chapel in the church Holy Sepulcher,]erusalem. of the The success of the First Crusade indelibly associated crusading with Jerusalem and even overshadowed the disasters of the "Crusade of rror" (see page 48). Crusade was a form of sanctified warfare in which those participating were offered forgiveness of all their sins. The sol- Below: A knight depicted as a Christian warrior confronting vices in the form of demonsJfrom a fragment (ca. 1260) of the Summa de Vitiis a treatise on the vices by the Dominican preacher William Peraldus (Peyraut) of Lyons.
Bohemond tried but failed to trade his section of Marra for Raymond's share of Antioch, causing further quarrels. arra and offered money to those who would accept his leadership as far as Jerusalem (see sidebar). As a consequence, Bohemond refused to continue to Jerusalem and on 7th January ejected Raymond's men from Antioch. On 13th January elements of the now split crusader army left Marra under Raymond's command. Robert of Normandy and Bohemond's THE ROAD TO JERUSALEM nephew Tancred joined Raymond, while Godfrey and Robert of THE PRICE OF LEADERSHIP Flanders, apparently hostile to Raymond, remained near Antioch.
Threatened Byzantium and Islam on several fronts. Just as He offered His life for us, so we should offer our lives for our siblings. " The Investiture Controversy broke out soon afterward (see main text) and nothing immediately came of Gregory's plan. But his successors did not forget the dream of armed intervention to aid eastern Christians against the Muslims. THE WEST AWAKES: THE ELEVENTH CENTURY 29 In Spain, the caliphate of Cordoba fragmented in 1°31 into a number of petty Islamic states, and Christian powers were quick to take advantage.
Crusades: The Illustrated History by Thomas F. Madden