Defending the City of God: A Medieval Queen, the First Crusades, and the Quest for Peace in Jerusale (BOK)

Sharan Newman

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Jerusalem sits at the crossroads of three continents and has been continuously invaded for millennia. Yet, in the middle of one of the region's most violent eras, the Crusades, an amazing multiculturalworld was forming. Templar knights, Muslim peasants, Turkish caliphs, Jewish merchants, and the native Christians, along with the children of the first crusaders, blended cultures while struggling to survive in a land constantly at war. Defending the City of God explores this fascinating and forgotten world, and how a group of sisters, daughters of the King of Jerusalem, whose supporters included Grand Masters of the Templars and Armenian clerics, held together the fragile treaties, understandings, and marriages that allowed for relative peace among the many different factions. As the crusaders fought to maintain their conquests, these relationships quickly unraveled, and the religious and cultural diversity was lost as hardline factions took over. Weaving together the political intrigues and dynastic battles that transformed the Near East with an evocative portrait of medieval Jerusalem, this is an astonishing look at a forgotten side of the first Crusades.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2014 Forfatter Sharan Newman
Forlag
PALGRAVE MACMILLAN
ISBN 9781137278654
Antall sider 272 Dimensjoner 15,9cm x 24cm x 2,5cm
Vekt 1 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Medieval history, Middle Eastern history, Crusades