WARFARE IN THE AGE OF CRUSADES: The Latin East
Explores in fascinating detail the key campaigns, battles, and sieges that shaped the crusading period of the Middle Ages, giving special attention to military technologies, tactics, and strategies. Covers key personalities and political factors, including the role of papal monarchy in initiating the crusading expeditions, the relationship between Catholic Europe and the Byzantine Empire, the role of the religious military orders, and Islamic and Mongol military capabilities. Includes 50 illustrations and maps.
Chapters are devoted to each of the four major crusades to the Levant and an analysis of the Islamic response. The rise of the Mamluks in Egypt, with their innovative military organization, is covered, as are the failed Egyptian and Tunisian campaigns. The concluding chapters describe the Mongol campaigns in the Levant, the Mamluk response, and the final siege of Acre in 1291.
Features regional, strategic and multi-phase tactical maps that illuminate the narrative and provide a valuable resource for students, historians and wargamers alike.
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Updated as of 11/30/2023ABBREVIATIONS: dj-dust jacket, biblio-bibliography, b/w-black and white, illust-illustrations, b/c-book club addition.
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