The First Crusade: The Call from the East

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In ‘the most significant contribution to rethinking the origins and course of the First Crusade for a generation’ (Mark Whittow, TLS), Frankopan paints a strikingly original picture of the expedition that captured Jerusalem from Muslim hands in the eleventh century. Focusing on the Constantinople and the Byzantine Empire, a truly fresh interpretation of a very old story emerges that radically alters our understanding of the entire crusade movement.

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In ‘the most significant contribution to rethinking the origins and course of the First Crusade for a generation’ (Mark Whittow, TLS), Frankopan paints a strikingly original picture of the expedition that captured Jerusalem from Muslim hands in the eleventh century. Focusing on the Constantinople and the Byzantine Empire, a truly fresh interpretation of a very old story emerges that radically alters our understanding of the entire crusade movement.

 

Publisher: Vintage

Paperback

2013

ISBN: 9780099555032