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The Resource Accursed tower : the Crusaders' last battle for the Holy Land, Roger Crowley

Accursed tower : the Crusaders' last battle for the Holy Land, Roger Crowley

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Accursed tower : the Crusaders' last battle for the Holy Land
Title
Accursed tower
Title remainder
the Crusaders' last battle for the Holy Land
Statement of responsibility
Roger Crowley
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The city of Acre, powerfully fortified and richly provisioned, was the last crusader stronghold. When it fell in 1291, 200 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
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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1951-
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Crowley, Roger
Dewey number
  • 956.9'4'032
  • 956.94032
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Intended audience
Specialized
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Crusades
  • Acre (Israel)
  • History
Target audience
specialized
Label
Accursed tower : the Crusaders' last battle for the Holy Land, Roger Crowley
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780300230314
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 278 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300230314
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour), map (black and white)
Label
Accursed tower : the Crusaders' last battle for the Holy Land, Roger Crowley
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780300230314
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 278 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300230314
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour), map (black and white)

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