The Crusades by David NicolleThe Crusades by David Nicolle

The Crusades

byDavid NicolleIllustratorRichard Hook


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Born of a mixture of religious fervour, military ardour and political will, the Crusades ( 1095 - 1291) remain a fascinating and misunderstood aspect of medieval history. Born amid immense suffering and bloodshed the Kingdom of Jerusalem remained a battlefield for almost 200 years. The Crusades raised to campaign for it gave rise to the Military Orders of the Templars and Hopitallers as well as numerous smaller orders, and were a backdrop to the careers of some of history's most famous leaders including Richard 'The Lionheart' and Saladin. David Nicolle recounts the background and events of these fundamental campaigns that scarred the Late Medieval period.
Dr David Nicolle was born in 1944 and worked for the BBC, including the overseas broadcasting Service before returning to university, obtaining his PhD in Edinburgh. He subsequently taught at Yarmouk University in Jordan, since which he has contributed a substantial number of Osprey titles. He is a specialist in medieval arms and armou...
Title:The CrusadesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.71 × 7.23 × 0.12 inPublisher:Bloomsbury USA

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ISBN - 10:0850458544

ISBN - 13:9780850458541

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Table of Contents

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

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