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A History of the Crusades [3-volume set] (1951)
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History of the Crusades (Omnibus 1-3)
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A History of the Crusades, Volume 1: The First Crusade and the Foundation of the Kingdom of Jerusalem by Steven Runciman
A History of the Crusades, Volume 2: The Kingdom of Jerusalem and the Frankish East, 1100-1187 by Steven Runciman
Sir Steven Runciman's three volume A History of the Crusades, one of the great classics of English historical writing, is now being reissued. Volume I deals completely with the First Crusade and the foundation of the kingdom of Jerusalem. Volume II describes the Frankish states of Outremer from the accession of King Baldwin I to the re-conquest of Jerusalem by Saladin, and in the final volume, Runciman examines the revival of the Frankish kingdom from the time of the Third Crusade until its collapse a century later. The interwoven themes of the book include: Christiandom, the replacement of the cultured Ayubites by the less sympathetic Mameluks as leader of the Moslem world, and the coming of the Mongols. Runciman includes a chapter on architecture and the arts, and an epilogue on the last manifestations of the Crusading spirit.
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