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The Resource Defending the City of God : a medieval queen, the first Crusades, and the quest for peace in Jerusalem, Sharan Newman

Defending the City of God : a medieval queen, the first Crusades, and the quest for peace in Jerusalem, Sharan Newman

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Defending the City of God : a medieval queen, the first Crusades, and the quest for peace in Jerusalem
Title
Defending the City of God
Title remainder
a medieval queen, the first Crusades, and the quest for peace in Jerusalem
Statement of responsibility
Sharan Newman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A fresh and highly accessible history of the Holy Lands during the Middle Ages, revealing a rich and diverse culture and the fight to save Jerusalem from the Crusaders"--
  • "Jerusalem sits at the crossroads of three continents and has been continuously invaded for millennia. Yet, in the middle of one of the region's most violent eras, the Crusades, an amazing multicultural world was forming. Templar knights, Muslim peasants, Turkish caliphs, Jewish merchants, and the native Christians, along with the children of the first crusaders, blended cultures while struggling to survive in a land constantly at war. Defending the City of God explores this fascinating and forgotten world, and how a group of sisters, daughters of the King of Jerusalem, whose supporters included Grand Masters of the Templars and Armenian clerics, held together the fragile treaties, understandings, and marriages that allowed for relative peace among the many different factions. As the crusaders fought to maintain their conquests, these relationships quickly unraveled, and the religious and cultural diversity was lost as hardline factions took over. Weaving together the political intrigues and dynastic battles that transformed the Near East with an evocative portrait of medieval Jerusalem, this is an astonishing look at a forgotten side of the first Crusades. "--
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  • Provided by publisher
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Newman, Sharan
Dewey number
956.94/42032
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D182
LC item number
.N49 2014
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jerusalem
  • Melisende
  • Queens
  • Jerusalem
  • Jerusalem
  • Crusades
  • Cultural pluralism
  • Social change
  • Jerusalem
  • HISTORY / Medieval
  • HISTORY / Middle East / Israel
  • HISTORY / Middle East / General
  • Melisende
  • Crusades
  • Cultural pluralism
  • Political science
  • Queens
  • Social change
  • Social history
  • Middle East
Label
Defending the City of God : a medieval queen, the first Crusades, and the quest for peace in Jerusalem, Sharan Newman
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-249) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Arranging the Chessboard -- Child of the First Christian City -- Worlds Colliding -- The Frontier County -- Oh, Jerusalem! -- The Field of Blood -- Keeping the Homefires Burning -- Forging a Kingdom -- Queen in Training -- Finding a King -- Preparing to Pass the Torch -- Training a King -- Taming a King -- Prince Not-so-Charming -- Melisende Regina Sola -- Of Kings, Queens and Tourists -- Melisende's Final Conflict
Control code
ocn869548874
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 256 pages
Isbn
9781137278654
Isbn Type
(hardback : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2013049594
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps,
System control number
  • (OCoLC)869548874
  • (Sirsi) a1755052
Label
Defending the City of God : a medieval queen, the first Crusades, and the quest for peace in Jerusalem, Sharan Newman
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-249) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Arranging the Chessboard -- Child of the First Christian City -- Worlds Colliding -- The Frontier County -- Oh, Jerusalem! -- The Field of Blood -- Keeping the Homefires Burning -- Forging a Kingdom -- Queen in Training -- Finding a King -- Preparing to Pass the Torch -- Training a King -- Taming a King -- Prince Not-so-Charming -- Melisende Regina Sola -- Of Kings, Queens and Tourists -- Melisende's Final Conflict
Control code
ocn869548874
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 256 pages
Isbn
9781137278654
Isbn Type
(hardback : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2013049594
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps,
System control number
  • (OCoLC)869548874
  • (Sirsi) a1755052

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