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Author Rubenstein, Jay, 1967-

Title Armies of heaven : the first crusade and the quest for apocalypse / Jay Rubenstein

Publ Info New York : Basic Books, [2011]
 RWU Main Library  D161.2 .R73 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript xiv, 402 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Jerusalem, on earth as it is in heaven -- The pope's plan -- The response: the princes, the prophets, the people -- The road to Constantinople -- Deals with devils: the crusaders at Constantinople -- The Nicene deal -- "Saracens", through a glass darkly -- Enemy country -- Starvation and nightmare: the siege of Antioch begins -- A brief account of Baldwin of Boulogne's adventures in Syria -- Reversal of fortune and a river of blood: the battle for Antioch continues -- Truce and consequences: the fall of Antioch -- Violent men -- Kerbogah and the lance -- Feasting on the fallen: Antioch to Ma'arra -- Trial by fire -- Seeking a new apocalypse -- Jerusalem -- The last emperor -- Ascalon, the sixth battle -- The never-ending apocalypse
Note Chronicles the apocalyptic motivations and brutality of the First Crusade, which destroyed civilizations in the Near and Middle East
LC subject Crusades -- First, 1096-1099
Military history, Medieval
ISBN 9780465019298 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0465019293 (hardcover : alk. paper)
ISBN/ISSN 40020079093