The Crusades to the Holy Land: The Essential Reference Guide

Editor: Murray, Alan V.
Publication Year: 2015
Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 978-1-61-069779-8
Category: Religion & Theology
Book Status: Pending
Predicted Release Month: Dec 2017

Readers will follow the career of Saladin from humble beginnings to becoming ruler of Syria and Egypt and reconquering almost all of the Holy Land from its Christian rulers; learn about the main sites and characteristics of the castles that were crucial to the Christian domination of the Holy Land; and understand the key aspects of crusading, from motivation and recruitment to practicalities of finance and transport. The reference guide also includes survey articles that provide readers with an overview of the original source materials written in Latin, Arabic, Greek, Hebrew, Armenian, and Syriac.

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