Holy War The Crusades and Their Impact on Today's World
Edition: 2nd 2001
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Description: Karen Armstrong, bestselling author of A History of God, skillfully narrates this history of the Crusades with a view toward their profound and continuing influence. In 1095 Pope Urban II summoned Christian warriors to take up the cross and reconquer the Holy Land. Thus began the holy wars that would focus the power of Europe against a common enemy and become the stuff of romantic legend. In reality the Crusades were a series of rabidly savage conflicts in the name of piety. And, as Armstrong demonstrates in this fascinating book, their legacy of religious violence continues today in the Middle East, where the age-old conflict of Christians, Jews, and Muslims persists.
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List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/27/2001
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 1.25" tall
Karen Armstrong is one of the foremost commentators on religious affairs in both Britain and the United States. She spent seven years as a Roman Catholic nun and received a degree at Oxford University.
|Journey to a New Self|
|In the Beginning: There Was the Holy War. Why?|
|Before the Crusade: The West Seeks a New Christian Soul|
|The Present Conflict: Jews and Arabs Seek a New Secular Identity|
|1096-1146: The Crusade Becomes a Holy War and Inspires a New Jihad|
|1146-1148: St. Bernard and the Most Religious Crusade|
|1168-1192: A Religious Jihad and a Secular Crusade|
|1967: Zionism Becomes a Holy War|
|1981: The Death of President Anwar Sadat: Holy War and Peace|
|Crusading and the Western Identity|
|1199-1221: Crusades Against Christians and a New Christian Peace|
|1220-1291: The End of the Crusades?|
|1300 to the Present Day: New Crusaders in the West|
|Epilogue: Triple Vision|
|Glossary of Terms|