The First Crusade 1096–99

Conquest of the Holy Land

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The First Crusade 1096–99

Conquest of the Holy Land

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In 1095 the Byzantine Emperor Alexios I appealed to the Christian states of western Europe for help against the Turks who had swept across the Empire after the disastrous Byzantine defeat at Manzikert in 1071. This book is about the First Crusade that followed, and saw several armies of 'armed pilgrims' march across Europe to the Holy Land. They were unleashed on a divided and fragmented Islamic world and won a series of apparently miraculous victories, capturing the Holy City of Jerusalem itself. The success of the First Crusade was never to be repeated, however, and triggered two centuries of bitter warfare, the repercussions of which are still felt today.

Table of Contents

Background to the Campaign/Chronology/The Opposing Commanders/Opposing Forces/Opposing Plans/The Campaign/Aftermath/The Battlefields today/Further Reading/Index

Product details

Published 20 Aug 2003
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781841765150
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 78 b/w; 33 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 132
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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David Nicolle

David Nicolle is Visiting Research Fellow at the I…

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Christa Hook

CHRISTA HOOK began her illustrating career in 1986…

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