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Accursed Tower : The Crusaders' Last Battle for the Holy Land / Roger Crowley.

Author/Creator:
Crowley, Roger, author., Author,
Publication:
New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, [2019]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (256 p.)
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Subjects:
Crusades -- 13th-15th centuries.
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
The city of Acre, powerfully fortified and richly provisioned, was the last crusader stronghold. When it fell in 1291, two hundred years of Christian crusading in the Holy Land came to a bloody end. With his customary narrative brilliance and immediacy, Roger Crowley chronicles the tumultuous and violent attack on Acre, the heaviest bombardment before the age of gunpowder, which left this once great Mediterranean city a crumbling ruin. The 'Accursed Tower' was the focal point of this siege. As the last garrison of the Crusader defences, it came to symbolise the disintegration of the old world and the rise of a new era of Islamic jihad. Crowley's narrative is based on forensic research, drawing heavily on little known first hand sources, both Christian and Arabic. This is a fast-paced and gripping account of a pivotal moment in world history.  
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Acknowledgements
Maps
Prologue: The Accursed Tower
1. The Second Kingdom of Jerusalem
2. Death on the Nile
3. Between the Mamluks and the Mongols
4. The Lion of Egypt
5. A Puppy Yelping at a Mastiff
6. War to the Enemy
7. 'My Soul Longed for Jihad'
8. The Red Tent
9. 'Bolts of Th under, Flashes of Lightning'
10. Sorties
11. Negotiations
12. 'See the Wound!'
13. The Terrible Day
14. 'Everything Was Lost'
Epilogue A Habitation for Snakes
A Brief Timeline of the Holy Land Crusades
The Evidence for the Fall of Acre
A Note on Names
Bibliography
Source Notes
Illustrations
Index
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 06. Apr 2020)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9780300248852
OCLC:
1138525078
Publisher Number:
10.12987/9780300248852 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.