A Major New History Of The Crusades With An Unprecedented Wide Scope, Told In A Tableau Of Portraits Of People On All Sides Of The Wars, From The New York Times Bestselling Author Of The TemplarsFor Than One Thousand Years, Christians And Muslims Lived Side By Side, Sometimes At Peace And Sometimes At War When Christian Armies Seized Jerusalem In , They Began The Most Notorious Period Of Conflict Between The Two Religions Depending On Who You Ask, The Fall Of The Holy City Was Either An Inspiring Legend Or The Greatest Of Horrors In Crusaders, Dan Jones Interrogates The Many Sides Of The Larger Story, Charting A Deeply Human And Avowedly Pluralist Path Through The Crusading EraExpanding The Usual Timeframe, Jones Looks To The Roots Of Christian Muslim Relations In The Eighth Century And Tracks The Influence Of Crusading To Present Day He Widens The Geographical Focus To Far Flung Regions Home To So Called Enemies Of The Church, Including Spain, North Africa, Southern France, And The Baltic States By Telling Intimate Stories Of Individual Journeys, Jones Illuminates These Centuries Of War Not Only From The Perspective Of Popes And Kings, But From Arab Sicilian Poets, Byzantine Princesses, Sunni Scholars, Shi Ite Viziers, Mamluk Slave Soldiers, Mongol Chieftains, And Barefoot Friars Crusading Remains A Rallying Call To This Day, But Its Role In The Popular Imagination Ignores The Cooperation And Complicated Coexistence That Were Just As Much A Feature Of The Period As Warfare The Age Old Relationships Between Faith, Conquest, Wealth, Power, And Trade Meant That Crusading Was Not Only About Fighting For The Glory Of God, But Also, Among Other Earthly Reasons, About Gold In This Richly Dramatic Narrative That Gives Voice To Sources Usually Pushed To The Margins, Dan Jones Has Written An Authoritative Survey Of The Holy Wars With Global Scope And Human Focus
Dan Jones is a historian, broadcaster and award winning journalist His books, including The Plantagenets, Magna Carta, The Templars and The Colour of Time, have soldthan one million copies worldwide He has written and hosted dozens of TV shows including the acclaimed Netflix Channel 5 series Secrets of Great British Castles For ten years Dan wrote a weekly column for the London Evening Standard and his writing has also appeared in newspapers and magazines including The Sunday Times, The Daily Telegraph, The Wall Street Journal, Smithsonian, GQ and The Spectator.
- 464 pages
- Crusaders: The Epic History of the Wars for the Holy Lands
- Dan Jones
- 17 September 2018 Dan Jones