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Legends of the Middle Ages

Legends of the Middle Ages

*Includes medieval illustrations depicting important people, places, and events. *Discusses the facts and legends surrounding the First Crusade and what was written about it. *Includes a Bibliography for further reading. "I, or rather the Lord, beseech you as Christ's heralds to publish this everywhere and to pers-e all people of whatever rank, foot-soldiers and knights, poor and rich, to carry aid promptly to those Christians and to destroy that vile race from the lands of our friends. I say this to those who are present, it is meant also for those who are absent. Moreover, Christ commands it." - Pope Urban II, 1095 When a crusader army of Western European Franks took Jerusalem by storm on July 15, 1099, it was one of the more unexpected conquests in history. Everything seemed to be against them for the previous three years of crusade, right up to the final siege, and yet they finally prevailed. And when they did, they massacred most, if not all, of the population, before establishing a Christian realm in a region that had been taken over by the Muslims in 634 CE. The First Crusade is a difficult and polarizing event, even among modern historians. For some, the crusaders were heroes and saints, and for others they were devils who disrupted the peaceful local sects of Muslims, Jews and Christians, establishing an alien colony that heralded modern European imperialism. To serve the needs of whatever story they want to tell, some historians will begin their tale at some convenient point in history that makes their "side" look good. In fact, the First Crusade is also a signal example of why it is unwise to choose sides in history, because neither side was correct and the situation was highly complex. Though it went largely unremarked in the Islamic world at the time, the First Crusade has since become a contentious symbol of European imperialism in the Middle East. Debate over whether the Crusades can truly be perceived as an early example of European colonialism co...
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Horus Heresy: Heralds of the Siege (PB) (EN)

Horus Heresy: Heralds of the Siege (PB) (EN)

Bitte beachte, dass es sich um ein Produkt in englischer Sprache handelt! Hauptmerkmale A Horus Heresy anthology 16 tales of heroes and villains from the Age of Darkness Includes stories by John French, Guy Haley and Chris Wraight This anthology includes sixteen stories set during the Horus Heresy, some of which are in print for the first time or were originally released as audio dramas, by authors Gav Thorpe, Chris Wraight, John French, James Swallow, Guy Haley, Nick Kyme, Rob Sanders and Anthony Reynolds. CONTENTS Dark Compliance and Now Peals Midnight by John French The Painted Count and Duty Waits by Guy Haley Dreams of Unity by Nick Kyme Children of Sicarius by Anthony Reynolds Myriad and The Ember Wolves by Rob Sanders Exocytosis by James Swallow The Grey Raven, Valerius and The Board is Set by Gav Thorpe Blackshield, The Last Son of Prospero, The Soul, Severed and Magisterium by Chris Wraight Produkt-Typ: Regulärer Artikel
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