Dan Jones Crusaders: An Epic History of the Wars for the Holy Lands
We are delighted to welcome Dan Jones back to Warwick to talk about his latest book, Crusaders.
A sequence of religious wars fought from the late eleventh century to the late medieval period, as armies from European Christian states attempted to wrest the Holy Land from Islamic rule, the Crusades have left an enduring imprint on relations between the Muslim world and the West.
From the preaching of Pope Urban II in 1095 which gave rise to the First Crusade, and the taking of Jerusalem in 1099, to the fall of Acre to the Mamluks in 1291 and the loss of the last crusader outpost in the Levant by 1303, Crusaders tells a tale soaked in Islamic, Christian and Jewish blood, peopled by extraordinary characters, and characterised by both low ambition and high principle.
This is an epic and deeply human history of an enthralling age.
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