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The Resource Warriors of God : Richard the Lionheart and Saladin in the Third Crusade, James Reston, Jr

Warriors of God : Richard the Lionheart and Saladin in the Third Crusade, James Reston, Jr

Label
Warriors of God : Richard the Lionheart and Saladin in the Third Crusade
Title
Warriors of God
Title remainder
Richard the Lionheart and Saladin in the Third Crusade
Statement of responsibility
James Reston, Jr
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"James Reston, Jr. [...] re-creates the collision of the Christian holy wars and the Muslim jihad at the end of the twelfth century. A dual biography of the legendary Richard the Lionheart and the Sultan Saladin, iconic hero of the Islamic world, Warriors of God recounts the life of each man and reveals the passions of the times that brought them face-to-face in the final battle of the Third Crusade. Richard the Lionheart, commonly depicted as the romantic personification of chivalry, here emerges in his full complexity and contradictions as Reston examines the dark side of Richard's role as the leader of the blood-soaked Crusade and breaks new ground by openly discussing Richard's homosexuality. Reston's compelling portrait of Saladin brings to life the wise, highly cultured leader who realized an enduring Arab dream by uniting Egypt and Syria and whose conquest of Jerusalem not only sparked the Third Crusade but ignited the first jihad and turned Saladin into a hero of epic proportions. In riveting descriptions, Reston captures the fascinating clash of the two armies as they battled their way to the outskirts of Jerusalem. There, Saladin's brilliant maneuvers and Richard's sudden failure of nerve turned the tide. Sweeping readers into a mesmerizing period of history, Warriors of God is a provocative look at two towering leaders and the not always noble causes for which they fought."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 942.03/2/092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D163
LC item number
.R47 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Warriors of God : Richard the Lionheart and Saladin in the Third Crusade, James Reston, Jr
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 347-354) 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
Contents
A sultan is born -- The Kingdom of Heaven -- The flint and the spark -- Prince Richard -- Jihad -- Their lions were hedgehogs -- Still water -- Lovers and kings -- The bride and the camel -- Most gracious, most merciful -- The house of David -- Heathens in thine inheritance -- Appointment at Vézelay -- Red sails -- Dispatches from the promised land -- Visitations in Sicily -- The fruit of Aphrodite -- The holy text -- Waste not the hire -- Home fires smoldering -- The plain of Sharon -- The fourteenth day of Sha'bān the Honored -- Angst and delirium amid the pomegranate trees -- Sacred and demonic flame -- The dagger on the pillow -- The parable of the weeds -- Samson's country -- The dry tree of Hebron -- The ram backs for butting -- Here is my hand -- A slender string -- The last conquest -- Not by their leaves or their blossoms, but by their fruit
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xx, 364 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780571210572
Lccn
00050890
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)45283102
Label
Warriors of God : Richard the Lionheart and Saladin in the Third Crusade, James Reston, Jr
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 347-354) 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
Contents
A sultan is born -- The Kingdom of Heaven -- The flint and the spark -- Prince Richard -- Jihad -- Their lions were hedgehogs -- Still water -- Lovers and kings -- The bride and the camel -- Most gracious, most merciful -- The house of David -- Heathens in thine inheritance -- Appointment at Vézelay -- Red sails -- Dispatches from the promised land -- Visitations in Sicily -- The fruit of Aphrodite -- The holy text -- Waste not the hire -- Home fires smoldering -- The plain of Sharon -- The fourteenth day of Sha'bān the Honored -- Angst and delirium amid the pomegranate trees -- Sacred and demonic flame -- The dagger on the pillow -- The parable of the weeds -- Samson's country -- The dry tree of Hebron -- The ram backs for butting -- Here is my hand -- A slender string -- The last conquest -- Not by their leaves or their blossoms, but by their fruit
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xx, 364 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780571210572
Lccn
00050890
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)45283102

Library Locations

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