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    Crusader: By Horse to Jerusalem (Paperback) By (author) Tim Severin


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    DescriptionNearly 900 years after Duke Godfrey de Bouillon set out on the First Crusade, Tim Severin set out with one woman and two horses to retrace his steps. Starting out from Chateau Bouillon in Belgium with the same breed of Ardennes Heavy Horse used by Duke Godfrey, Severin followed the historic trail for eight and a half months. Riding out of the green countryside of northern Europe into the heat and parched landscape of the Near East, he and his companion covered more than 2,500 miles, past ruined Crusader settlements and ancient battlefields, through arduous mountain passes and across barren Anatolian steppes. Across Germany, Austria, Hungary, (then) Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Turkey and Syria, he followed the precise route of the medieval voyagers towards their common destination - Jerusalem. In this dazzling synthesis of adventure, practical history and exploration, Severin assesses just how far Duke Godfrey could have travelled each day; which routes the Crusaders would have taken and how they would have cared for themselves and their horses.

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    By Horse to Jerusalem
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Tim Severin
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 348
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 635 g
    ISBN 13: 9781842122785
    ISBN 10: 1842122789

    BIC E4L: TRV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.5
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1D
    BIC subject category V2: WTL
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FB
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 915.60453
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037010, HIS002000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: D923.S48 2
    Thema V1.0: WTL
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1D, 1FB
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    44 Colour Photo\Illu(s)
    Orion Publishing Co
    Imprint name
    Weidenfeld & Nicolson History
    Publication date
    01 June 2001
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    Author Information
    Tim Severin was born in 1940 and educated at Tonbridge School and Oxford University. He has sailed a leather boat across the North Atlantic in the wake of Saint Brendan, captained an Arab sailing ship from Muscat to China, and steered the replica of a Bronze Age galley to investigate the stories of Jason and the Argonauts and Ulysses' Odyssey. He holds the Founder's Medal of the Royal Geographical Society, awarded in1 1986 for outstanding services to exploration and geographic history. In 1988, the Royal Scottish Geographical Society presented him with the Livingstone Gold Medal. When not travelling Tim Severin lives in County Cork, Ireland.