A History of the Crusades: The Kingdom of Acre and the Later Crusades

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CUP Archive, 1987 - Crusades - 542 pages
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Sir Steven Runciman's three volume A History of the Crusades, one of the great classics of English historical writing, is now being reissued. In this final volume, Runciman examines the revival of the Frankish kingdom at the time of the Third Crusade until its collapse a century later. The interwoven themes of the book include: Christiandom, the replacement of the cultured Ayubites by the less sympathetic Mameluks as leader of the Moslem world, and the coming of the Mongols. He includes a chapter on architecture and the arts, and an epilogue on the last manifestations of the Crusading spirit.
  

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User Review  - waltzmn - LibraryThing

The style is there. What about the substance? Let there be no mistake: Steven Runciman's work on the crusades is brilliantly written. Stylistically, it is one of the great works of the historian's art ... Read full review

Review: A History of the Crusades, Vol. I: The First Crusade and the Foundations of the Kingdom of Jerusalem

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Absolutely brilliant, if you are at all interested in either: (a) medieval history; (b) military history; (c) stories of heroes and great men; (d) adventure, booty, and treasure. Come on. If you don't ... Read full review

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Contents

The Conscience of the West
3
List of Plates page ix
ix
The Conscience of the West 3
3
The Fifth Crusade
132
The Emperor Frederick
171
Legalized Anarchy
205
The Coming of the Mongols
237
Saint Louis
255
The Last Crusades
427
The SummingUp
469
Crusades
481
BIBLIOGRAPHY
493
Index
504
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The Children's Crusades (1212)
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Sir Steven Runciman (1903 2000) was the pre-eminent historian of the Crusades and the Byzantine Empire. His acclaimed History of the Crusades was first published from 1951 4.

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