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The First Crusade 1096–99: Conquest of the Holy Land (Campaign)
The First Crusade 1096–99: Conquest of the Holy Land (Campaign)
by David Nicolle

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Product Description:

In 1095 the Byzantine Emperor Alexios I appealed to the Christian states of western Europe for help against the Turks who had swept across the Empire after the disastrous Byzantine defeat at Manzikert in 1071. This book is about the First Crusade (1096-1099) that followed, and saw several armies of 'armed pilgrims' march across Europe to the Holy Land. They were unleashed on a divided and fragmented Islamic world and won a series of apparently miraculous victories, capturing the Holy City of Jerusalem itself. The success of the First Crusade was never to be repeated, however, and triggered two centuries of bitter warfare, the repercussions of which are still felt today.



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Product Details/Specifications:
Author: David Nicolle
Creator: Christa Hook
Publisher: Osprey Publishing

Manufacturer: Osprey Publishing
EAN: 9781841765150
Binding: Paperback
ISBN: 1841765155
Number of items: 1
Number of pages: 96
Publication date: 2003-08-20
Release date: 2003-08-20
Language: English (Published)
Language: English (Original Language)
Language: English (Unknown)
Brand: Osprey Publishing UK






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