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Author Tyerman, Christopher, author.

Title How to plan a crusade : religious war in the high middle ages / Christopher Tyerman.

Edition First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Publication Info. New York : Pegasus Books, 2017.
©2017
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 Naper Blvd. Adult DVD Nonfiction  940.18 TYE    DUE 10-05-19
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Description xix, 399 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-385) and index.
Summary The story of the wars and conquests initiated by the First Crusade and its successors is itself so compelling that most accounts move quickly from describing the Pope's calls to arms to the battlefield. In this highly original and enjoyable new book, Christopher Tyerman focuses on something obvious but overlooked: the massive, all-encompassing and hugely costly business of actually preparing a crusade. The efforts of many thousands of men and women, who left their lands and families in Western Europe, and marched off to a highly uncertain future in the Holy Land and elsewhere have never been sufficiently understood. Their actions raise a host of compelling questions about the nature of medieval society. How to Plan a Crusade is remarkably illuminating on the diplomacy, communications, propaganda, use of mass media, medical care, equipment, voyages, money, weapons, wills, ransoms, animals, and the power of prayer during this dynamic era. It brings to life an extraordinary period of history in a new and surprising way.
Subject Crusades.
Crusades -- First, 1096-1099.
Religion and civilization.
Military history, Medieval.
Military art and science -- History -- Medieval, 500-1500.
ISBN 9781681775241 (hardcover : alk. paper)
1681775247 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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