Title The First Crusade
Book Condition New
Publisher Cambridge, UK Cambridge University Press 2005
0521427053 / 9780521427050
Seller ID 008708
When Pope Urban II rose to his fee to address the multitudes gathered before him at the Council of Clermont in 1095, his appeal was simple: let Western Christendom march to the aid of their brethren in the East. Whether the Crusades are regarded as the most tremendous and romantic of Christian expeditions or the last of the barbarian invasions, they remain one of the most exciting and colorful adventure stories in history. Steven Runicman's History of the Crusades is justly acclaimed as the most complete and fascinating account of the historic journey to save the Holy Land from the infidel. Contents 1. The reign of antichrist; 2. The pilgrims of Christ; 3. Confusion in the East; 4. Holy peace and Holy War; 5. The summoning; 6. The people's expedition; 7. The German Crusade; 8. The Princes and the Emperor; 9. The campaign in Asia Minor; 10. Armenian interlude; 11. Before the walls of Antioch; 12. The possession of Antioch; 13. The road to Jerusalem; 14. The triumph of the cross. Printed Pages: 208.