God's War : A New History of the Crusades
The story of how a group of warriors, driven by faith, greed and wanderlust, carved out new Christian-ruled states in the Middle East is one of the most extraordinary of all epics. The crusaders' stunning initial success started a sequence of great Crusades, each with its own story, that fundamentally shaped the Christian and Muslim worlds for two centuries, until the last Crusader castles were finally expunged. The energy and commitment that sent army after army into the eastern Mediterranean also led to the invasion and conversion of Central and Baltic Europe, Spain, Portugal, the destruction of the Cathars in Provence and the settlement of America. Told with great verve and authority, God's War is the definitive account of a fascinating but also horrifying story.
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- Hardback | 1040 pages
- 164 x 236 x 66mm | 1,678.31g
- 31 Aug 2006
- Penguin Books Ltd
- ALLEN LANE
- London, United Kingdom
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A superb book, an entertaining as well as reliable guide to the bizarre centuires-long episode in which Western Christianity wilfully ignored its Master's principles of love and forgiveness -- Diarmaid MacCullock, author of * Reformation * A superb book, an entertaining as well as reliable guide to the bizarre centuires-long episode in which Western Christianity wilfully ignored its Master's principles of love and forgiveness -- Diarmaid MacCullock, author of * Reformation *
About Christopher Tyerman
Christopher Tyerman is a Fellow in History at Hertfod College, Oxford, and a Lecturer in Medieval History at New College, Oxford. He is the author of England and the Crusades and Fighting for Christendom: Holy War and the Crusades.