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The First Crusade: A New History

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Focusing particularly on the characters that drove this extraordinary campaign, and what drove them in turn, Tom Asbridge re-creates this fascinating period of history in a stunning narrative. Using the First Crusade as paradigm he then moves on to explore a range of themes and to challenge a number of assumptions -- among them the myth of well-armed crusader knights dominating the battlefield: in reality, poverty and starvation forced the knights of the First Crusade to chew dried pieces of leather and drink goats' blood ...

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The First Crusade: A New History
2005, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195189056

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The First Crusade: A New History
2005, Simon & Schuster, New York

ISBN-13: 9780743220842

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The First Crusade: A New History
2004, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195178234

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The First Crusade: A New History
2004, Free Press, London

ISBN-13: 9780743220835

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