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Crusaders: An Epic History of the Wars for the Holy Lands (Hardback)
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Crusaders: An Epic History of the Wars for the Holy Lands (Hardback)

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Hardback 512 Pages / Published: 05/09/2019
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One of our leading popular historians tells the enthralling story of the Crusades with all the brio and pace of a historical thriller. Populated by extraordinary characters and dramatically rendered set-pieces, Crusaders is page-turning narrative history at its very best.

Dan Jones, best-selling chronicler of the Middle Ages, turns his attention to the history of the Crusades - the sequence of religious wars fought between the late eleventh century and late medieval periods, in which armies from European Christian states attempted to wrest the Holy Land from Islamic rule, and which have left an enduring imprint on relations between the Muslim world and the West.

From the preaching of the First Crusade by Pope Urban II in 1095 to the loss of the last crusader outpost in the Levant in 1302-03, and from the taking of Jerusalem from the Fatimids in 1099 to the fall of Acre to the Mamluks in 1291, Crusaders tells a tale soaked in Islamic, Christian and Jewish blood, peopled by extraordinary characters, and characterised by both low ambition and high principle.

Dan Jones is a master of popular narrative history, with the priceless ability to write page-turning narrative history underpinned by authoritative scholarship. Never before has the era of the Crusades been depicted in such bright and striking colours, or their story told with such gusto.

Publisher: Head of Zeus
ISBN: 9781781858882
Number of pages: 512
Dimensions: 234 x 153 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Praise for Dan Jones: 

'Exhilarating, epic, sword-swinging history ... A skilful storyteller ... He enlivens the narrative with bloodcurdling details and arresting turns of phrase ... There is also fine scholarly intuition' - TLS

'Jones carries the Templars through the crusades with clarity and verve. This is unabashed narrative history, fast-paced and full of incident ... Jones tells their story extremely well' - The Sunday Times

Dan Jones: The Crusaders

Dan Jones: The Crusaders

Canterbury - Rose Lane
Wednesday 4th September 18:30

Dan Jones will be discussing his newest book, 'Crusaders', a fascinating investigation into the history of the religious wars of the medieval period.

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An Evening with Dan Jones

An Evening with Dan Jones

Birmingham
Wednesday 11th September 18:30

Join us for an evening with Dan Jones, The Sunday Times best-selling author of The Templars, as he talks about his new book Crusaders: An Epic History of the Wars for the Holy Lands.

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Meet Dan Jones - Crusaders

Meet Dan Jones - Crusaders

Bath
Thursday 12th September 18:30

Best-selling historian Dan Jones discusses his latest book in Bath!

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