Victory in the East

Victory in the East

A Military History of the First Crusade

eBook - 1994
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The success of the First Crusade, and its capture of Jerusalem in 1099, has been conventionally explained in terms of its ideological and political motivation. This book looks at the First Crusade primarily as a military campaign and asks why it was so successful. Modern writing about the crusade has tended to emphasise the moral dimension and the development of the idea of the crusade, but its fate was ultimately decided on the field of battle. Victory in the East looks at the nature of war at the end of the eleventh century and the military experience of all the contending parties in order to explain its extraordinary success. It is the first such examination, taking into account all other factors but emphasising the military.
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1994.
ISBN: 9781461949091
1461949092
0521419697
9780521419697
0521589878
9780521589871
9780511562426
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xv, 425 pages) : maps

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