By Thomas F. Madden
". . . the correct quantity for a person with a wish to be aware of extra in regards to the fight among Christianity and Islam within the close to East. . . . fantastically illustrated, this informative consultant to the foremost Crusades not just in actual fact defines the clash and lines the person campaigns but additionally locations in context the old 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 positive and accomplished an creation, readers are inclined to flip to the vintage prose narratives, either Christian and Islamic. they'll actually have a new appreciation of the present Christian-Islamic clash and its many roots."
"[Crusades] is attractively illustrated and has numerous containers and sidebars supplying a extra distinct exam of individuals and occasions which are pointed out commonly textual content. an invaluable creation to the topic for college students and readers alike, [and] an outstanding addition to either public and educational libraries."
* comprises greater than one hundred fifty pictures, maps, and in particular commissioned artistic endeavors, all in complete color
* With specific positive factors on various key subject matters, from Jerusalem: urban of Holy areas to the Glories of the Ottoman Empire
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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. At the meeting at Ruj near Marra (see Sometimes dealing with the enemy proved more profitable than fighting them.
Their victory owed tnuch to ance they succeeded and soon had closed offall the main gates. Spring Kerbogah's unwise dispersal of his artny, meant more food became available and the crusaders were further and to Bohetnond's tactical acutnen. But encouraged by news of Baldwin's seizure ofEdessa (see page 40). without the inspiration of the lance and its "tniracles" it seetns unlikely that the At this time the crusaders made an alliance, against the Seljuks, starving artny would have challenged with the Fatimid rulers of Egypt.
Th~s was, after all, an age when the verdict in battle was seen as the judgment of God. Above and left: Knights and inJantry heading Jor the First Crusade and (right) the ((People's Crusade)) led by Peter the Hermit (see page 37). Miniatures from the Abreviamen de las Estorias) a Provenfal account oj the crusades written at the beginning of the 14th century. The pope's appeal triggered a response by tens of thousands oj individuals across western Europe. Urban's expectation was Jor an orderlyJorce composed oj knights andJootsoldiers from among the ranks of the military-aristocratic gentry) but he stirred a reaction among the poor too) which resulted in ragtag bands of northern Europeans) such as that led by Peter the Hermit) headingJor the Holy Land.