A History of the Crusades

A History of the Crusades

In this second volume he tells the story of the catastrophic Second Crusade and the inexorable rise of the crusaders' nemesis, Saladin.

Author: Steven Runciman

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: 0241298768

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The second volume of Steven Runciman's classic, hugely influential trilogy on the history of the Crusades 'There was magic about. Saladin himself was troubled by terrible dreams...' Steven Runciman's unrivalled history of the Crusades is a classic of learning and vivid, compelling storytelling, which brilliantly brings to life the personalities, battles, massacres, triumphs and follies of these epochal events. In this second volume of his trilogy Runciman tells the story of the foundation of the Kingdom of Jerusalem, the disastrous, bloody Second Crusade and the inexorable rise of the crusaders' nemesis, Saladin. 'The pre-eminent historian of the Byzantine Empire and of the Crusades ... a surefooted guide who could render the past visible and familiar' Daily Telegraph 'He tells his story plain ... always pleasurable to read' Gore Vidal
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A History of the Crusades Volume 2

A History of the Crusades  Volume 2

The Later Crusades, 1189-1311 Robert Lee Wolff Harry W. Hazard. clergy were discontented , the laity cannot have been enthusiastic about papal policy . Moreover , the more the clergy felt oppressed by the pope , the less they were ...

Author: Robert Lee Wolff

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9781512819564

Category: History

Page: 880

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The History of the Crusades Volume 2

The History of the Crusades    Volume 2

Author: J. (Joseph ) Michaud

Publisher: Hardpress Publishing

ISBN: 1314930834

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Page: 518

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Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.
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A History of the Laws of War Volume 2

A History of the Laws of War  Volume 2

Guide to Islam and the Crusades (NYC, Regnery) 124, 138–39; Gibbon, E (1926) The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Vol V (London, Methuen) 427–28. 93 Karsh, E (2006) Islamic Imperialism. A History (NYC, Yale University Press) 37, ...

Author: Alexander Gillespie

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781847318626

Category: Law

Page: 324

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This unique new work of reference traces the origins of the modern laws of warfare from the earliest times to the present day. Relying on written records from as far back as 2400 BCE, and using sources ranging from the Bible to Security Council Resolutions, the author pieces together the history of a subject which is almost as old as civilisation itself. The author shows that as long as humanity has been waging wars it has also been trying to find ways of legitimising different forms of combatants and ascribing rules to them, protecting civilians who are either inadvertently or intentionally caught up between them, and controlling the use of particular classes of weapons that may be used in times of conflict. Thus it is that this work is divided into three substantial parts: Volume 1 on the laws affecting combatants and captives; Volume 2 on civilians; and Volume 3 on the law of arms control. This second book on civilians examines four different topics. The first topic deals with the targetting of civilians in times of war. This discussion is one which has been largely governed by the developments of technologies which have allowed projectiles to be discharged over ever greater areas, and attempts to prevent their indiscriminate utilisation have struggled to keep pace. The second topic concerns the destruction of the natural environment, with particular regard to the utilisation of starvation as a method of warfare, and unlike the first topic, this one has rarely changed over thousands of years, although contemporary practices are beginning to represent a clear break from tradition. The third topic is concerned with the long-standing problems of civilians under the occupation of opposing military forces, where the practices of genocide, collective punishments and/or reprisals, and rape have occurred. The final topic in this volume is about the theft or destruction of the property of the enemy, in terms of either pillage or the intentional devastation of the cultural property of the opposition. As a work of reference this set of three books is unrivalled, and will be of immense benefit to scholars and practitioners researching and advising on the laws of warfare. It also tells a story which throws fascinating new light on the history of international law and on the history of warfare itself.
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A History of the Crusades Volume 1 The First Crusade and the Foundation of the Kingdom of Jerusalem

A History of the Crusades  Volume 1  The First Crusade and the Foundation of the Kingdom of Jerusalem

VASILIEV , A. A. Histoire de l'Empire Byzantin , 2 vols . Paris , 1932 . VASILIEV , A. A. ' The Opening Stages of the Anglo - Saxon Immigration to Byzantium in the Eleventh Century ' , in Seminarium Kondakovianum , vol . ix .

Author: Steven Runciman

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 052106161X

Category: History

Page: 377

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Analyzes the Crusades from European and Arabic viewpoints
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A History of the Crusades Volume 2 The Kingdom of Jerusalem

A History of the Crusades  Volume 2  The Kingdom of Jerusalem

This volume describes the Frankish states of Outremer from the accession of King Baldwin I to the re-conquest of Jerusalem by Saladin.

Author: Steven Runciman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521061628

Category: History

Page: 535

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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. This volume describes the Frankish states of Outremer from the accession of King Baldwin I to the re-conquest of Jerusalem by Saladin. As Runciman says in his preface, 'The politics of the Moslem world in the early twelfth-century defy straightforward analysis, but they must be understood if we are to understand the establishment of the Crusader states and the later causes of the recovery of Islam ... The main theme in this volume is warfare ... I have followed the example of the old chroniclers, who knew their business; for war was the background to life in Outremer and the hazards of the battlefield often decided its destiny.'
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A History of the Crusades

A History of the Crusades

Analyzes the Crusades from European and Arabic viewpoints This volume describes the Frankish states of Outremer from the accession of King Baldwin I to the re-conquest of Jerusalem by Saladin. The main theme in this volume is warfare.

Author: Steven Runciman

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 0521347718

Category: History

Page: 538

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Analyzes the Crusades from European and Arabic viewpoints
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A History of the Crusades

A History of the Crusades

The six volumes of A History of the Crusades will stand as the definitive history of the Crusades, spanning five centuries, encompassing Jewish, Moslem, and Christian perspectives, and containing a wealth of information and analysis of the ...

Author: Kenneth M. Setton

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 0299048446

Category: History

Page: 896

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The six volumes of A History of the Crusades will stand as the definitive history of the Crusades, spanning five centuries, encompassing Jewish, Moslem, and Christian perspectives, and containing a wealth of information and analysis of the history, politics, economics, and culture of the medieval world.
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