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Crusades : Elite - Hook



By: Hook

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Born amid immense bloodshed and suffering, the Kingdom of Jerusalem remained a battlefield for almost 200 years. The long rivalry between Christianity and Islam led to the Crusades and gave rise to the Military Orders of the Templars and Hospitallers, and provided a backdrop to the careers of some of history's most famous leaders, including Richard the Lionheart and Saladin. This book shows how the savagery of the Crusaders often left their opponents reeling, creating frictions that survived more than 700 years. At the same time, as the book illustrates, art, architecture, and learning all benefited from new knowledge the Crusaders brought back from the East.

Introduction . The First Crusade . Establishment of the Crusader States . The Later Crusades . The Crusader States . Collapse . Strategy, Tactics & Organisation . Castle and Siege Engines . Arms & Armour . The Plates

ISBN: 9780850458541
ISBN-10: 0850458544
Series: Elite
Audience: BAU
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 64
Published: 20th May 2012
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.7 x 18.4  x 0.5
Weight (kg): 0.22
Edition Number: 1