Crusades

Crusades

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The Crusades Iron Men and Saints 1930 HB/DJ, Harold Lamb
1 The Crusades Iron Men and Saints 1930 HB/DJ
Harold Lamb Garden City, NY Garden City Publishing Company, Inc. 1930 Hardcover Very Good Good Plus Hardcover Numerous Illustrations 
Appears to be a First Edition from 1930. Even has a small sticker from the legendary Woodward & Lothrop Washington, DC Department Store inside the back cover. Large Hardback Book of 368 pages is in Very Good condition with a tight binding and clean crisp pages. There is a former owner's name written neatly on the first blank end page. Outside cloth covers are nice with some minor soiling and wear. Dust Jacket is in Good condition with some soiling, edge chipping, and small missing pieces mostly from the top and bottom of the outside spine. Dust Jacket is now covered by a new clear mylar cover. Great read and collectible! 
Price: 49.00 USD
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The Crusades The World Debate Hilaire Belloc, Hilaire Belloc
2 The Crusades The World Debate Hilaire Belloc
Hilaire Belloc T A N Books & Publishers 1994 0895554674 / 9780895554673 Paperback New Paperback 
The Crusades were essentially a conflict between Christendom and Islam. To be specific, they were a conflict between Christian civilization and Islam as adopted by "the Turk," those savage, destructive Mongol tribes from Asia. After the terrible Christian defeat at Manzikert in Turkey (1071 A.D., not only the ancient Christian civilization in the Holy Land, but Europe itself lay in mortal peril. Here the great Catholic historian Hilaire Belloc states that in this titanic struggle to which nearly a million men arose, "our fathers all but re-established the spiritual mastery of Europe over the East, all but recovered the full patrimony of Rome." But they did not recover it. They failed. That is, they failed after the success of the First or Great Crusade, which took Jerusalem in 1099 A.D. and then held out in the Holy Land for 50 years. But the disaster came at Hattin (1187 AD) and subsequent "Crusades" were but the rear guard of a defeat. In The Crusades, Belloc tells us why our Christian forefathers failed in this momentous enterprise. He explains the men, the leadership, the arms, the land, the finances, the motives, the character of the enemy, the heat, the thirst- to put us in a mind to understand why the Crusaders initially succeeded, why they ultimately failed, and why they went off on the Crusade in the first place. Hilaire Belloc predicts here (writing in 1937) that we have by no means seen the last of the results of the 12th Century Christian military failure against Islam. He states that "Islam has in the main preserved its soul, " and that therefore its material strength may return. On the other hand, Europe is disintegrating, for the Christian cement which held it together has crumbled. And in that great spiritual contrast, states Belloc, lies our great peril from Islam yet today. This is a new book. 
Price: 13.95 USD
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Crusader King A Novel of Baldwin IV and the Crusades, Susan Peek
3 Crusader King A Novel of Baldwin IV and the Crusades
Susan Peek Tan Books & Publishers 2004-10 0895557606 / 9780895557605 Paperback New Paperback 
New; Crusader King A Novel of Baldwin IV and the Crusades. Born 1161- Ascended the Throne of Jerusalem 1174- Died 1185. Ascending the Catholic Throne of Jerusalem at age 13 in the year 1174, Baldwin IV faced one of the most difficult tasks in all of history. As Sovereigh, he had been entrusted with defending the embattled Kingdom of Jerusalem against the Turks, now led by a military genius know as Saladin. Yet there were enemies within his own ranks- the outrageously ambitious Count Raymond of Tripoli; the outlaw Hawk of Kerak with his private army; Baldwin's scheming sister, the gorgeous Princess Sibly- not to mention the fact that Baldwin's own body was slowly disintegrating with leprosy. There were few that the young leper King could trust; the Knights Templar, a few loyal barons...and God. With the burdens of manhood thrust upon him in the flower of his youth, Baldwin daily faced enormous challenges both on and off the battlefield. Teens and avid readers of all ages will delight in this fast-paced, inspiring and highly entertaining story based on history and bringing to life the tremendous drama of the Crusades! 
Price: 12.95 USD
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