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The Resource The road to Armageddon : the last years of the Crusader kingdom of Jerusalem, W.B. Bartlett

The road to Armageddon : the last years of the Crusader kingdom of Jerusalem, W.B. Bartlett

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The road to Armageddon : the last years of the Crusader kingdom of Jerusalem
Title
The road to Armageddon
Title remainder
the last years of the Crusader kingdom of Jerusalem
Statement of responsibility
W.B. Bartlett
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Third Crusade of Richard the Lionheart is well known but the build-up to it less so. Yet the years that led up to the Battle of Hattin in 1187 resonate with intrigue, plot and counter-plot, and the abuse of power. This is the story of those events, involving the greatest of the military orders, the Templars and their key ally, the ruthless Reynald of Chatillon, and how they seized a throne, sought to rule a kingdom and eventually, as a result, lost it. In the 1180s the Christian kingdom of Jerusalem was ruled by a weak king, Guy of Lusignan. A puppet, placed on the throne by power-hungry hawks Reynald of Chatillon and Templar Grand Master, Gerard de Ridfort, he was the worst possible ruler at this crucial time. Arrayed against the hawks was a group of doves, those who wished to have some form of accommodation with the Muslims. This infighting among the Christian forces, coupled with the rise of a Muslim leader of genius, Salah ed-Din Yusuf, Saladin, led almost inevitably to the fateful field of Hattin
Cataloging source
UKM
Dewey number
956.94032
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D163
LC item number
.B37 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The road to Armageddon : the last years of the Crusader kingdom of Jerusalem, W.B. Bartlett
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-264) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 272 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780750945783
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)132318584
Label
The road to Armageddon : the last years of the Crusader kingdom of Jerusalem, W.B. Bartlett
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-264) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 272 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780750945783
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)132318584

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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