Summary: The idea of the crusade remains a potent one. In this compelling account, Jonathan Phillips moves away from modern constructs and possible misconceptions of the crusades, to explore the origins and development of the idea in its historical context. Through a mixture of narrative and thematic chapters, the book provides both an outline of key events and issues in the history of the crusades to the Holy Land, and an insight into new areas of research. Supporting docume ...show morents include letters, charters, poetry, songs and art. An intriguing subject brought vividly to life. ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 02
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