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Asbridge, Thomas S
The Crusades : the authoritative history of the war for the Holy Land / Thomas Asbridge
1st U.S. ed
New York : Ecco Press, c2010
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  D157 .A77 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Crusades
Religion and civilization
Christianity and other religions
Civilization, Medieval
Religious tolerance -- History -- To 1500
Aggressiveness -- Religious aspects
Subject Islamic Empire -- Relations -- Europe
Europe -- Relations -- Islamic Empire
Europe -- Church history -- 600-1500
Middle East -- History
Physical Description 767 p., [16] p. of plates : col. ill., maps ; 24 cm
Note First published in Great Britain in 2010 by Simon & Schuster UK Ltd
Includes bibliographical references (p. [687]-742) and index
Summary Drawing on painstaking original research and an intimate knowledge of the Near East, Thomas Asbridge uncovers what drove Muslims and Christians alike to embrace the ideals of "jihad" and crusade, revealing how these holy wars reshaped the medieval world and why they continue to influence events today
Partial Contents The coming of the Crusades -- The response of Islam -- The trail of champions -- The struggle for survival -- Victory in the East -- Conclusion

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