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Promised to the Crusader

Promised to the Crusader

  • Author: Anne Herries
  • Publisher: Harlequin
  • ISBN: 9780373306732
  • Category: Knights and knighthood
  • Page: 281
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Haunted by war, Sir Zander de Bricasse is no longer the idealistic youth who left his sweetheart to join the Crusades. Years have passed, and he now fully expects to find Elaine married to another. Instead, he discovers she is in grave danger. Fleeing from a murderous earl, Lady Elaine is rescued by a mysterious knight--her beloved Zander! She's never forgotten his promise to wed her, but to restore their lost love she must help this brooding, tormented stranger heal the wounds of his troubled past.

Byzantium and the Crusades

Byzantium and the Crusades

  • Author: Jonathan Harris
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1780936710
  • Category: History
  • Page: 272
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This new edition of Byzantium and the Crusades provides a fully-revised and updated version of Jonathan Harris's landmark text in the field of Byzantine and crusader history. The book offers a chronological exploration of Byzantium and the outlook of its rulers during the time of the Crusades. It argues that one of the main keys to Byzantine interaction with Western Europe, the Crusades and the crusader states can be found in the nature of the Byzantine Empire and the ideology which underpinned it, rather than in any generalised hostility between the peoples. Taking recent scholarship into account, this new edition includes an updated notes section and bibliography, as well as significant additions to the text: - New material on the role of religious differences after 1100 - A detailed discussion of economic, social and religious changes that took place in 12th-century Byzantine relations with the west - In-depth coverage of Byzantium and the Crusades during the 13th century - New maps, illustrations, genealogical tables and a timeline of key dates Byzantium and the Crusades is an important contribution to the historiography by a major scholar in the field that should be read by anyone interested in Byzantine and crusader history.

The Crusades: A Very Short Introduction

The Crusades: A Very Short Introduction

  • Author: Christopher Tyerman
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191578118
  • Category: History
  • Page: 184
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Crusading fervour gripped Europe for over 200 years, creating one of the most extraordinary, vivid episodes in world history. Whether the Crusades are regarded as the most romantic of Christian expeditions, or the last of the barbarian invasions, they have fascinated generations ever since, and their legacy of ideas and imagery has resonated through the centuries, inspiring Hollywood movies and great works of literature. Even today, to invoke the Crusades is to stir deep cultural myths, assumptions and prejudices. Yet despite their powerful hold on our imaginations, our knowledge of them remains obscured an distorted by time. Were the Crusaders motivated by spiritual rewards, or by greed? Were the Crusades an experiment in European colonialism, or a manifestation of religious love? How were they organized and founded? With customary flair and originality, Christopher Tyerman picks his way through the many debates to present a clear and lively discussion of the Crusades; bringing together issues of colonialism, cultural exchange, economic exploitation, and the relationship between past and present. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

The Crusader

The Crusader

A Medieval Tragedy

  • Author: Edward T. May
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 146972684X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 82
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The Crusader centers on William, a knight whose moral outlook is comprised of basic religious precepts and chivalrous principles. Envious of William's popularity with the common folk is Robert, a local nobleman. Realizing William's unwavering rectitude can be used against him, Robert foments a plan designed to bring disgrace upon William. Key to Robert's plot is Elizabeth, William's cousin. The ensuing action is charged with a psychological tension fueled by the unexpected foibles and surprising strengths of the individual characters. William, although the epitome of the chivalrous knight, is not above stirring "...the pot of justice with a falsehood lest the contents burn..." Robert, the thoroughly dissolute nobleman, at one point sounds more like a priest as he lectures William on the evils of self-deception. Elizabeth finds she is able to transcend self-pity, guilt and thoughts of suicide by seeking reconciliation between William and Robert. After an honest self-appraisal Mary, Robert's haughty and uncompromising mother, possesses the strength of character to acknowledge the role she's played in shaping the flawed character of her son and yet buckles emotionally at a critical juncture when her influence is needed most.

The Crusades

The Crusades

A Reader, Second Edition

  • Author: S.J. Allen,Emilie Amt
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN: 1442606258
  • Category: History
  • Page: 464
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Since the publication of the first edition of The Crusades: A Reader, interest in the Crusades has increased dramatically, fueled in part by current global interactions between the Muslim world and Western nations. The second edition features an intriguing new chapter on perceptions of the Crusades in the modern period, from David Hume and William Wordsworth to World War I political cartoons and crusading rhetoric circulating after 9/11. Islamic accounts of the treatment of prisoners have been added, as well as sources detailing the homecoming of those who had ventured to the Holy Land—including a newly translated reading on a woman crusader, Margaret of Beverly. The book contains sixteen images, study questions for each reading, and an index.

Promised Land, Crusader State

Promised Land, Crusader State

The American Encounter with the World Since 1776

  • Author: Walter A. McDougall
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 9780395901328
  • Category: History
  • Page: 286
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A look at America's foreign policy over the past two hundred years posits the theory that America is struggling with two visions of itself as reflected in its foreign policy

The Late Medieval Balkans

The Late Medieval Balkans

A Critical Survey from the Late Twelfth Century to the Ottoman Conquest

  • Author: John V. A. Fine,John Van Antwerp Fine
  • Publisher: University of Michigan Press
  • ISBN: 9780472082605
  • Category: History
  • Page: 683
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Covers the formation and histories of new states in Bulgaria, Serbia, and Bosnia, through their final subjugation by the Ottomans

The Templars

The Templars

The Dramatic History of the Knights Templar, the Most Powerful Military Order of the Crusades

  • Author: Piers Paul Read
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • ISBN: 1466875259
  • Category: History
  • Page: 368
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In 1099, the city of Jerusalem, a possession of the Islamic Caliphate for over four-hundred years, fell to an army of European knights intent on restoring the Cross to the Holy Lands. From the ranks of these holy warriors emerged an order of monks trained in both scripture and the military arts, an order that would protect and administer Christendom's prized conquest for almost a century: the Knights of the Temple of Solomon, or the Templars. In this articulate and engaging history, Piers Paul Read explores the rise, the catastrophic fall, and the far-reaching legacy of these knights who took, and briefly held, the most bitterly contested citadel in the monotheistic West. Drawing on the most recent scholarship, and writing with authority and candor, Read chronicles the history of the blood-splattered monks who still infiltrate modernity in literature, as the inspiration for secret societies, and in the backyard fantasies of any child with access to a stick and a garbage can lid. More than armed holy men, the Templars also represented the first uniformed standing army in the Western world. Sustaining their military order required vast sums of money, and, to that end, a powerful multinational corporation formed. The prosperity that European financiers enjoyed, from the efficient management of Levantine possessions and from pioneering developments in the field of international banking, would help jump-start Europe's long-slumbering Dark Age economy. In 1307, the French king, Philip IV, expropriated Templar lands, unleashing a wave of repression that would crest five years later. After Templar leaders broke down and confessed, under torture, to blasphemy, heresy, and sodomy, Pope Clement V suppressed the Order in 1312. Was it guilty as charged? And what relevance has the story to our own times? In this remarkable history, Piers Paul Read explores the Crusades and the individual biographies of the many colorful characters that fought them.

Harlequin Historical September 2013 - Bundle 1 of 2

Harlequin Historical September 2013 - Bundle 1 of 2

The Ballad of Emma O'Toole\Rumors\Promised to the Crusader

  • Author: Elizabeth Lane,Louise Allen,Anne Herries
  • Publisher: Harlequin
  • ISBN: 1459255259
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: N.A
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Harlequin® Historical brings you three new titles for one great price, available now for a limited time only from September 1 to September 30! Escape with rugged cowboys, roguish rakes and daring Vikings in these three timeless love stories. This Harlequin® Historical bundle includes The Ballad of Emma O'Toole by Elizabeth Lane, Rumors by Louise Allen and Promised to the Crusader by Anne Herries. Look for six compelling new stories every month from Harlequin® Historical!

Regency Rumours

Regency Rumours

  • Author: Louise Allen
  • Publisher: Mills & Boon
  • ISBN: 9781488755002
  • Category: English fiction
  • Page: 330
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The Ballad of Emma O'Toole — Elizabeth Lane After shooting a man, the stakes for gambler Logan Devereaux have never been higher. On trial for his life, he's offered an alternate form of restitution — marriage to his victim's pregnant sweetheart! Beautiful Emma O'Toole has sworn vengeance against him — and when a newspaper man puts her tragic story to song, the whole nation waits to see what she'll do. Their marriage is the riskiest gamble Logan's ever taken. But he'll put everything on the line for a chance at winning Emma's heart. Rumours — Louise Allen Following a disastrous incident at a house party, Lady Isobel Jervis is exiled to the country to avoid further scandal. At the imposing Wimpole Hall, she meets architect Giles Harker. He is as eye-catching as the elegant house, but shockingly arrogant — and infuriatingly dismissive. Despite himself, Giles is strangely drawn to the haughty Isobel, and stuns her with a secret kiss in the gardens. As the illegitimate son of an infamous scarlet woman, he knows love can be dangerous. Their growing attraction could come at the cost of both their reputations. Promised to the Crusader — Anne Herries Haunted by war, Sir Zander de Bricasse is no longer the idealistic youth who left his sweetheart to join the Crusades. Years have passed and he now fully expects to find Elaine married to another. Instead, he discovers she is in grave danger... Fleeing from a murderous earl, Lady Elaine is rescued by a mysterious knight — her beloved Zander! She's never forgotten his promise to wed her, but to restore their lost love she must help this brooding, tormented stranger heal the wounds of his troubled past.