A History Of The Crusades

A History Of The Crusades

Paperback - 1987 (1995-1996 rinting)
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Sir Steven Runciman's three volume A History of the Crusades, one of the great classics of English historical writing, is being reissued. This volume deals completely with the First Crusade and the foundation of the kingdom of Jerusalem. As Runciman says in his preface: 'Whether we regard the Crusades as the most tremendous and most romantic of Christian adventures, or as the last of the barbarian invasions, they form a central fact in medieval history. Before their inception the centre of our civilization was placed in Byzantium and in the lands of the Arab caliphate. Before they faded out the hegemony in civilization had passed to western Europe. Out of this transference modern history was born.'
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1987 (1995-1996 printing)
ISBN: 9780521347709
052134770X
9780521347716
0521347718
9780521347723
0521347726
9780521359979
052135997X
Characteristics: 3 v. :,ill., maps ;,22 cm.

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