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Asbridge, Thomas S.

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The first crusade : a new history by Thomas Asbridge( Book )

42 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and Dutch and held by 2,022 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1095, Pope Urban II delivered an electrifying speech that launched the First Crusade. In the largest mobilization since the fall of the Roman Empire, some 100,000 men took up the call, driven on by intense religious devotion, convinced that their struggle would earn them the reward of eternal paradise in Heaven. This book recounts a three-year adventure filled with barbarity: from the mobilization in Europe, where great waves of anti-Semitism resulted in the deaths of thousands of Jews, through the arrival in Constantinople, an opulent city, ten times the size of any city in Europe, that bedazzled the Europeans; to the siege of Nicaea and the pivotal battle for Antioch, where the crusaders routed a larger and better-equipped Muslim army. When a hardened core finally reached Jerusalem in 1099, they brutally slaughtered thousands of Muslims--men, women, and children--in the name of Christianity. The First Crusade marked a watershed in relations between Islam and the West, a conflict that set these two religions on a course toward enduring enmity.--From publisher description
The Crusades : the authoritative history of the war for the Holy Land by Thomas S Asbridge( Book )

33 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 1,657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on painstaking original research and an intimate knowledge of the Near East, Thomas Asbridge uncovers what drove Muslims and Christians alike to embrace the ideals of "jihad" and crusade, revealing how these holy wars reshaped the medieval world and why they continue to influence events today
The greatest knight : the remarkable life of William Marshal, the power behind five English thrones by Thomas S Asbridge( Book )

12 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,077 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the largely forgotten William Marshal Pembroke of the English medieval period, who, "as a five-year-old boy ... was sentenced to execution and led to the gallows, yet this landless younger son survived his brush with death, and went on to train as a medieval knight. Against all odds, [he] rose through the ranks--serving at the right hand of five English monarchs--to become a celebrated tournament champion, a baron and politician and, ultimately, regent of the realm"--Amazon.com
Walter the Chancellor's the Antiochene Wars by Thomas S Asbridge( Book )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2018 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This edition of Walter the Chancellor’s account of the wars of the Antiochenes against the Muslims in the early twelfth century is a vivid first-hand account of a dramatic yet less well-known period in the history of the northern Crusader states, and an important balance to the more usual focus on Jerusalem. As a highly-placed Antiochene official, Walter was able to write the most authoritative account of the principality's fortunes and internal workings, and his book also sheds light on the relationship between Latin settlement in the Levant and contemporary Western perceptions of Islam and Eastern Christianity. Here it has for the first time been translated into English (from the Latin edition of H. Hagenmeyer). It is prefaced by a substantial introduction, discussing the author and his work in the context of the history and historiography of the Latin settlement, and is followed by a selection of comparative sources. Walter the Chancellor’s history will be of interest both to students of the Crusades and to a wider readership for its perspective on life in a medieval frontier society
The real DaVinci code by Tony Robinson( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines claims by authors Dan Brown and Michael Baigent about a possible bloodline extending from a union between Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene and the Catholic Church's attempts to extinguish this information
The creation of the principality of Antioch, 1098-1130 by Thomas S Asbridge( Book )

9 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The First Crusade wrought many changes across the medieval world, not least in Levant, where the expedition culminated in the Frankish conquest of much of Syria and Palestine. This work studies one of these Latin settlements
Die Kreuzzüge by Thomas Asbridge( Book )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2018 in German and Undetermined and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Krieg um das Heilige Land- erstmals dargestellt aus christlicher und aus muslimischer Sicht. Diese grosse Gesamtdarstellung nimmt die politischen und religiösen Beweggründe aller Seiten ernst und veranschaulicht die immense Kriegslogistik. In packenden Szenen schildert Asbridge all die Belagerungen und Eroberungen und entwirft lebendige Porträts von Saladin und Richard Löwenherz, dem tragischen Leprakönig Balduin IV. oder der Jerusalemer Königin Melisende. Thomas Asbridge berichtet erstmals gleichberechtigt und in wechselnder Perspektive von den von Christen wie von Muslimen verübten Grausamkeiten und erduldeten Leiden. Ausführlich macht der polyglotte Historiker Gebrauch auch von den arabischen Quellen. Asbridge nimmt nicht nur die politischen, sondern auch die religiösen Beweggründe aller Seiten ernst. Auch von überraschend freundlichen Begegnungen zwischen Kreuzfahrern und Sarazenen erfahren wir: von Momenten des interkulturellen Austauschs, Beispielen friedlicher Koexistenz im Heiligen Land, Gesten religiöser Toleranz und Zeugnissen der Freundschaft über die feindlichen Lager hinweg. (Quelle: Homepage des Verlags)
The greatest knight : the remarkable life of William Marshal, the power behind five English thrones by Thomas S Asbridge( )

14 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Asbridge draws upon the thirteenth-century biography and an array of other contemporary evidence to present a compelling account of William Marshal's life and times. Asbridge follows Marshal on his journey from rural England onto the battlefields of France, to the desert castles of the Holy Land and the verdant shores of Ireland, charting the unparalleled rise to prominence of a man bound to a code of honour, yet driven by unquenchable ambition
The Crusades by Thomas S Asbridge( Book )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in Danish and English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A one-volume history of the Crusades to the Holy Land - telling this fascinating and bloody story from both Christian and Muslim perspectives for the first time
The Crusades : the authoritative history of the war for the Holy Land by Thomas Asbridge( Recording )

11 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Crusades is an authoritative, accessible single-volume history of the brutal struggle for the Holy Land in the Middle Ages. Thomas Asbridge--a renowned historian who writes with "maximum vividness" (Joan Acocella, New Yorker)--covers the years 1095 to 1291 in this big, ambitious account of one of the most fascinating periods in history. From Richard the Lionheart to the mighty Saladin, from the emperors of Byzantium to the Knights Templar, Asbridge's book is a magnificent epic of Holy War between the Christian and Islamic worlds, full of adventure, intrigue, and sweeping grandeur
Richard I : the crusader king by Thomas S Asbridge( Book )

7 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard I's reign is both controversial and seemingly contradictory. One of England's most famous medieval monarchs and a potent symbol of national identity, he barely spent six months on English soil during a ten-year reign and spoke French as his first language. Contemporaries dubbed him the 'Lionheart', reflecting a carefully cultivated reputation for bravery, prowess and knightly virtue, but this supposed paragon of chivalry butchered close to 3,000 prisoners in cold blood on a single day. And, though revered as Christian Europe's greatest crusader, his grand campaign to the Holy Land failed to recover the city of Jerusalem from Islam. Seeking to reconcile this conflicting evidence, Thomas Asbridge's incisive reappraisal of Richard I's career questions whether the Lionheart really did neglect his kingdom, considers why he devoted himself to the cause of holy war and asks how the memory of his life came to be interwoven with myth. Richard emerges as a formidable warrior-king, possessed of martial genius and a cultured intellect, yet burdened by the legacy of his dysfunctional dynasty and obsessed with the pursuit of honour and renown
Der größte aller Ritter und die Welt des Mittelalters by Thomas Asbridge( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in German and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De kruistochten : de strijd om het Heilige Land by Thomas Asbridge( Book )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in Dutch and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crusades by Christopher M Bellitto( Visual )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2018 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Crusades have long been romanticised in culture but crucially misunderstood in history. Now, new theories and evidence are challenging long-held views to rewrite the history books on these epic wars. Bloody and brutal, the Crusades were meant to be the religious wars to end all others. Except they did not and in modern times, their history has been hijacked by politics and religious fervour, with both Muslim and Western worlds misunderstanding the truth. This three-part series sets out to shed new light on these legendary wars. Using fresh evidence, renowned medieval historian and author, Dr Thomas Asbridge, re-examines the romanticised, idealised history to find out what really happened eight centuries ago."--Container
Kruistochten by Coralie Pluut( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De geschiedenis van de grootste religieuze oorlog
Magna Carta, 1215-2015 : to no one will we sell, to no one will we deny or delay right or justice( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pierwsza krucjata : nowe spojrzenie by Thomas Asbridge( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in Polish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1095, Pope Urban II delivered an electrifying speech that launched the First Crusade. In the largest mobilization since the fall of the Roman Empire, some 100,000 men took up the call, driven on by intense religious devotion, convinced that their struggle would earn them the reward of eternal paradise in Heaven. This book recounts a three-year adventure filled with barbarity: from the mobilization in Europe, where great waves of anti-Semitism resulted in the deaths of thousands of Jews, through the arrival in Constantinople, an opulent city, ten times the size of any city in Europe, that bedazzled the Europeans; to the siege of Nicaea and the pivotal battle for Antioch, where the crusaders routed a larger and better-equipped Muslim army. When a hardened core finally reached Jerusalem in 1099, they brutally slaughtered thousands of Muslims--men, women, and children--in the name of Christianity. The First Crusade marked a watershed in relations between Islam and the West, a conflict that set these two religions on a course toward enduring enmity
The principality of Antioch, 1098-1130 by Thomas Scott Asbridge( )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1217 BATTLE OF LINCOLN by THOMAS ASBRIDGE( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deeds done beyond the sea : essays on William of Tyre, Cyprus and the military orders presented to Peter Edbury by Susan B Edgington( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume celebrates Peter Edbury's career by bringing together essays focusing on his major research interests; the great historian of the Kingdom of Jerusalem, William of Tyre, and his chronicle; medieval Cyprus; and the Military Orders in the Middle Ages. All based on original research, contributions include new work on manuscripts from the twelfth to the seventeenth centuries; studies of language in William of Tyre; thematic surveys; legal and commercial investigations pertaining to Cyprus; aspects of memorialization, and biographical studies
 
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Asbridge Thomas

Asbridge, Thomas 1969-

Asbridge, Thomas S.

Asbridge, Thomas Scott.

Asbridge, Thomas Scott 1969-

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توماس آسبریج

トーマス・アスブリッジ

托马斯·阿斯布里基

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English (155)

German (18)

Dutch (6)

Polish (5)

Danish (2)