The First Crusade : the call from the East (Book, 2012) [University of Maryland, College Park]
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The First Crusade : the call from the East

The First Crusade : the call from the East

Author: Peter Frankopan
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
According to tradition, the First Crusade began at Pope Urban II's instigation and culminated in July 1099, when western European knights liberated Jerusalem. But what if the First Crusade's real catalyst lay far to the east of Rome? Countering nearly a millennium of scholarship, Peter Frankopan reveals the First Crusade's untold history in the person of Alexios I Komnenos of Constantinople, emperor of the Christian  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
History
Named Person: Alexius, Emperor of the East; Alexius, Emperor of the East
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Frankopan
ISBN: 9780674059948 0674059948
OCLC Number: 758383633
Notes: "First published in Great Britain in 2011 by the Bodley Head."
Description: xxiii, 262 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Europe in crisis --
The recovery of Constantinople --
Stability in the East --
The collapse of Asia Minor --
On the brink of disaster --
The call from the East --
The response of the west --
To the imperial city --
First encounters with the enemy --
The struggle for the soul of the crusade --
The crusade unravels --
The consequences of the First Crusade.
Responsibility: Peter Frankopan.

Abstract:

According to tradition, the First Crusade began at Pope Urban II's instigation and culminated in July 1099, when western European knights liberated Jerusalem. But what if the First Crusade's real catalyst lay far to the east of Rome? Countering nearly a millennium of scholarship, Peter Frankopan reveals the First Crusade's untold history in the person of Alexios I Komnenos of Constantinople, emperor of the Christian Byzantine Empire.
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