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The authoritative reference to the historic conflict for the Holy Land…

An essential guide to understanding the Crusades – in an exclusive leather-bound edition accented with 22kt gold.

Richly illustrated with more than 150 photographs, maps, and artworks, this volume provides detailed examination of pivotal people and events from this period of religious warfare.

With its premium leather binding, a hubbed spine accented with true 22kt gold, and gilded page ends, this luxurious volume is the state-of-the-art in fine bookmaking.

8 1/2” x 11", 224pp

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Features include:
- Fully bound in genuine leather.
- 22kt gold deeply inlaid on the “hubbed” spine.
- Superbly printed on acid-neutral paper that lasts for generations.
- Sewn pages – not just glued like ordinary books.
- Satin-ribbon page marker.
- Gilded page ends.
- Bound in the USA.
- Rigorous inspection at every stage ensures adherence to our exacting standards.
- Superb craftsmanship and commitment to quality.
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About the Book

The authoritative reference to the historic conflict for the Holy Land…

In July 1095 Pope Urban II called for Europe's Christians to cease fighting amongst themselves and instead go to the aid of Christians in Byzantium and the Holy Lands who were beset by Muslim Turks.

The reasons for Urban's 'call to arms' and its enthusiastic reception are complex, a mix of religious piety, social turmoil, and secular and Church politics, but it inaugurated what is now known as the Crusades, centuries of 'holy' wars that transformed every aspect of Western civilization and continue to influence our life – including the West's view of Islam and the Islamic world's view of the West.

Now, Easton Press is proud to present the acclaimed new authoritative and brilliantly designed chronicle of these wars and their legacy: Crusades: The Illustrated History, a magnificent Collector’s Edition bound in leather and accented with 22kt gold.

The great religious struggle of the Middle Ages and its legacy.

Combining the expertise of eight of today's preeminent scholars, Crusades: The Illustrated History is an authoritative and accessible chronological narrative of the major Crusades -- including those against Christian “heretics” in Europe – and an illuminating overview of the Crusades' complex roots and enduring effects.

The main narrative is enriched by ten mini-essays that explore in-depth subjects such as medieval religious beliefs, art, architecture, and warfare. In addition, over eighty sidebars and boxes offer detailed information on people and events mentioned in the main text.

Over 150 magnificent photographs, specially commissioned maps, and reproductions of beautiful medieval artworks are strategically placed to help readers better understand the narrative and reflect upon the broader implications of the history.

Featuring a guide to further reading, a full index, and a detailed chronology, Crusades: The Illustrated History is the unmatched single-volume guide to a pivotal conflict that remains all-too-relevant to global politics in our own age.

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