The Crusades

The Crusades

Christians at War

Book - 2001 | 1st American ed.
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During the Middle Ages, Western Christians set out on military expeditions to free the Holy Land from Muslim control. The most important of these crusades took place between 1095 and 1270, but the crusading ideal-and the clash between Christianity and Islam-continued long afterward. Even today, the legacy of these bitter religious wars is still felt. This book considers the main causes and events of the Crusades, as well as their aftermath. It examines life in the Crusader States that briefly existed in the Middle East. It also looks at the Crusaders themselves, from lowly peasants to knights and kings. Finally, it briefly explores the medieval wars fought by Roman Catholics against non-Muslim enemies, such as the Cathars. Book jacket.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Franklin Watts, 2001, c2000.
Edition: 1st American ed.
ISBN: 9780531146101
Branch Call Number: J 909.07 Hat 3583mc 1
Characteristics: 62 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps.


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