The Second Crusade 1148

Disaster outside Damascus

The Second Crusade 1148 cover

The Second Crusade 1148

Disaster outside Damascus

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Despite minor setbacks, Christian Europe had enjoyed success on previous Crusader campaigns. Pursuing an ambitious but politically flawed strategy against an Islamic state friendly to their Crusader neighbours, the knights of the Second Crusade suffered a crushing defeat at Damascus in 1148. This battle shook the Crusaders' belief in their military supremacy, and revived the Islamic states, marking a crucial turning point in the history of the Crusades.

Table of Contents

Introduction/Chronology/Opposing commanders/Opposing forces/Opposing plans/The campaign/Aftermath/The battlefields today/Further reading/Index

Product details

Published 10 Jan 2009
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781846033544
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 40 b/w; 50 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 204
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

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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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