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The Crusades: a beginner's guide

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In 1095 Pope Urban II launched the First Crusade to recover Jerusalem from the Seljuq Turks. Tens of thousands of people joined his cause, making it the single largest event of the Middle Ages. The conflict would extend for over 200 years and transform Christian and Islamic relations forever. This book takes readers through the key events, focussing on the experience of crusading, from both sides.