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Title: Victory in the East: A Military History of the First Crusade.
Description: Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1996, reprint.. 425 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 0521589878 Maps, battle plans. "The success of the First Crusade, and its capture of Jerusalem in 1099, has been conventionally explained by its ideological and political motivation. This book looks at the Fi rst Crusade primarily as a military campaign and asks why it was so successful. Modern writing about the Crusade has tended to emphasise the moral dimension and the development of the idea of the crusade but its fate was ultimately decide d o n t h e f ield of battle. This book looks at the nature of war at the end of the eleventh century and the military experience of all the contending parties in order to explain its extraordinary success. It is the first such examination, tak in g i nt o a cc ou n t all other factors but emphasising the military." Interior - previous owner's small stamp on inside of front cover. Exterior - minor edge wrinkling. Very Good+.

Keywords: Crusades, Medieval, Campaigns, Generals, Turks, Asia Minor, Sieges, Siege Antioch, Jerusalem, Alexius I, Byzantium, Baldwin, Bohemond, Dorylaeum, Godfrey de Bouillon, Knights, Kerbogah, Nicaea, Orontes, Raymond Iv, Robert, Tancred, Seljuk, Baghdad,

Price: US$ 45.00 Seller: Capricorn Books
- Book number: 19156

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