A History of the Crusades, Volume 2

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CUP Archive, 3 dic 1987 - 538 pagine
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Sir Steven Runciman's three volume A History of the Crusades, one of the great classics of English historical writing, is now being reissued. This volume describes the Frankish states of Outremer from the accession of King Baldwin I to the re-conquest of Jerusalem by Saladin. As Runciman says in his preface, 'The politics of the Moslem world in the early twelfth-century defy straightforward analysis, but they must be understood if we are to understand the establishment of the Crusader states and the later causes of the recovery of Islam ... The main theme in this volume is warfare ... I have followed the example of the old chroniclers, who knew their business; for war was the background to life in Outremer and the hazards of the battlefield often decided its destiny.'
 

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My reaction to reading this book in 1994. A fascinating history of the fall of Outremer and the later Crusades. Highlights: Richard the Lion Hearted’s exploits (a Crusader with true military talents ... Leggi recensione completa

Indice

CONTENTS
44
frontispiece
45
Northern Syria in the twelfth century page 109
46
Outremer and its Neighbours 3
3
The Crusades of 1101 18
18
King Baldwin II
143
Southern Syria in the twelfth century
145
The Second Generation
187
The Rise of Nur edDin
325
The Return of the Emperor
345
The Lure of Egypt
362
Egypt in the twelfth century
363
Moslem Unity
403
The Horns of Hattin
436
Galilee
438
Principal Sources for the History of the
475

The Kingdom of Jerusalem in the twelfth century
189
The Gathering of the Kings
247
Seals of Baldwin III King of Jerusalem
vi
Life in Outremer page
291
Jerusalem under the Latin Kings
293
The Batde of Hattin
486
BIBLIOGRAPHY
494
VTII Aleppo
495
Index
501
Copyright

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