Armies of Heaven: The First Crusade and the Quest for by Jay Rubenstein PDF

By Jay Rubenstein

At Moson, the river Danube ran pink with blood. At Antioch, the Crusaders— their saddles freshly embellished with sawed-off heads—indiscriminately clogged the streets with the our bodies of jap Christians and Turks. At Ma'arra, they cooked young children on spits and ate them. by the point the Crusaders reached Jerusalem, their quest—and their violence— had develop into notably otherworldly: blood actually ran shin-deep throughout the streets because the Crusaders overran the sacred city.

starting in 1095 and culminating 4 bloody years later, the 1st campaign represented a brand new form of conflict: holy, unrestrained, and apocalyptic. In Armies of Heaven, medieval historian Jay Rubenstein tells the tale of this cataclysmic occasion in the course of the eyes of these who witnessed it, emphasizing the basic function that apocalyptic suggestion performed in motivating the Crusaders. an exhilarating paintings of army and spiritual historical past, Armies of Heaven will revolutionize our knowing of the Crusades.

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