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By Thomas F. Madden

An vital, richly illustrated account of the fight among Christianity and Islam within the close to East, and a necessary advisor to realizing many modern day conflicts, from the Balkans and Lebanon to Palestine and the battle on Terror

". . . definitely the right quantity for a person with a wish to understand extra in regards to the fight among Christianity and Islam within the close to East. . . . superbly illustrated, this informative consultant to the most important Crusades not just sincerely defines the clash and strains the person campaigns but in addition locations in context the ancient roots of the twenty first century tensions among Islam and the West."
---Monterey County Herald

"The publication is a version of association and pertinent representation, with maps, sidebars, a chronology and an available bibliography. Given so high quality and accomplished an advent, readers are inclined to flip to the vintage prose narratives, either Christian and Islamic. they're going to even have a new appreciation of the present Christian-Islamic clash and its many roots."

"[Crusades] is attractively illustrated and has a large number of containers and sidebars delivering a extra exact exam of individuals and occasions which are pointed out primarily textual content. an invaluable creation to the topic for college kids and readers alike, [and] an excellent addition to either public and educational libraries."
---Library Journal

* contains greater than a hundred and fifty images, maps, and in particular commissioned artistic endeavors, all in complete color

* With targeted positive aspects on numerous key themes, from Jerusalem: urban of Holy locations to the Glories of the Ottoman Empire

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Bohemond of Otranto set out with his small force on 1st November 1096 from Avlona, south ofDyrrachium, and did not reach Constantinople until early April 1097. He probably bypassed Dyrrachium, which had a Byzantine garrison, because he had earlier fought the Byzantines and wished to avoid hostilities until he was sure of a good reception. Robert of Normandy, Robert of Flanders, and Stephen of Blois left in the fall of 1096. Robert of Normandy raised 10,000 silver marks for his journey by pawning the duchy to his brother, King {- William II of England (1087-99), but this huge sum took time to MEDITERRANEAN SEA raise.

THE WEST AWAKES: THE ELEVENTH CENTURY 31 2 THE FIRST CRUSADE UIMPELLED BY THE LOVE OF GOD" J0 H N F RA N C E Chaos in the East 34 The Armies Depart 36 The Campaign in Anatolia 40 The Sieges ofAntioch 42 The Road to Jerusalem The Fall of the Holy The Growth City of the Latin East The Diversity of Crusading ((Warrior Monks": The Military Orders The Rise of Islamic Crusader Castles Unity 44 46 48 50 52 54 56 34 THE FIRST CRUSADE: "IMPELLED BY THE LOVE OF GOD" CHAOS I_N THE EAST As the papacy was asserting its hegemony in the West (see pages 29-30), the unity of the Islamic Near East was in decline.

After Heraclea (Eregli), the crusaders' objective was Antioch (Antakya), the greatest Syrian city after Damascus. The leaders sent a small force along the quickest route, over the mountains called the Cilician Gates into Cilicia and then over the Belen Pass into Syria. Most of the army went via Caesarea-in-Cappadocia, where they liberated the local Armenians from the Turks. In doing so they created a friendly zone to supply their attack on Antioch, where the main crusader army arrived on 20th October 1098.

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