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Chronicles Of The First Crusade
  • Published: 30 January 2012
  • ISBN: 9780141970875
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304

Chronicles Of The First Crusade



'O day so ardently desired! O time of times the most memorable! O deed before all other deeds!'

The fall of Jerusalem in the summer of 1099 to an exhausted and starving army of Western European soldiers was one of the most extraordinary events of the Middle Ages.It was both the climax of a great wave of visionary Christian fervour and the beginning of what proved to be a futile and abortive attempt to implant a new European kingdom in an overwhelmingly Muslim world.The legacy of these events continues to be argued over more than nine centuries later.This remarkable collection of first-hand accounts brings to life the First Crusade in all its cruelty and strangeness.%%%'O day so ardently desired! O time of times the most memorable! O deed before all other deeds!'The fall of Jerusalem in the summer of 1099 to an exhausted and starving army of Western European soldiers was one of the most extraordinary events of the Middle Ages.It was both the climax of a great wave of visionary Christian fervour and the beginning of what proved to be a futile and abortive attempt to implant a new European kingdom in an overwhelmingly Muslim world.The legacy of these events continues to be argued over more than nine centuries later.This remarkable collection of first-hand accounts brings to life the First Crusade in all its cruelty and strangeness.

  • Published: 30 January 2012
  • ISBN: 9780141970875
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304

About the authors

Christopher Tyerman

Christopher Tyerman is a Fellow in History at Hertford College, Oxford, and a lecturer in Medieval History at New College, Oxford. He is the author of England and the Crusades and The Crusades: A Very Short Introduction.

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