Chronicles of the crusades: eye-witness accounts of the wars between Christianity and Islam

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Welcome Rain, Oct 1, 2000 - Business & Economics - 400 pages
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The infamous Wars of the Roses began in 1377 with the accession to the throne of Richard II and ended in 1485 with the death of the enigmatic Richard III on Bosworth Field. Between these two dates lie 108 years of dramatic and often bloody events which furnished Shakespeare with some of his most celebrated plots. This is the era of Henry IV, the usurper who brought the red rose of Lancaster to the throne; his son Henry V, the famed victor of Agincourt; Henry VI, who was driven mad by the cares of the state, then deposed and murdered in prison; and Edward IV, the first Yorkist ruler, who acquired the throne through some of the bloodiest battles of the Wars of the Roses.

The accounts of chroniclers such as Thomas Walsingham, Tito Livio and Jean Froissart -- many being made available for the first time in modern English -- are marked by treachery and violence, splendor and pageantry. Over 100 essays and over 200 lavish color and black-and-white illustrations accompany the chronicles, providing essential background information on the people and politics, manners, customs and mores of this formidable epoch.

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A large book, it is one of the best written and easily understandable books about the Crusades. Even though the chronicles are edited and excerpted, the analysis and the sources themselves give a very ... Read full review

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A large book, it is one of the best written and easily understandable books about the Crusades. Even though the chronicles are edited and excerpted, the analysis and the sources themselves give a very ... Read full review

Contents

Preface
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The Muslim World before 1096 19 3 The Second Crusade 11471149 115
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The jihad and the holy
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Copyright

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Elizabeth Hallam is Director of Public Services at the Public Record Office. She is the author of numerous best-selling books, including "The Domesday Book through Nine Centuries; The Plantagenet Chronicles; Chronicles of the Crusades; Gods and Goddesses; "and "Saints."
Andrew Prescott is Curator of Western Manuscripts at the British Library and author of "English Historical Documents.

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