By Jay Rubenstein
At Moson, the river Danube ran crimson with blood. At Antioch, the Crusaders their saddles freshly embellished with sawed-off headsindiscriminately clogged the streets with the our bodies of jap Christians and Turks. At Ma’arra, they cooked little ones on spits and ate them. by the point the Crusaders reached Jerusalem, their questand their violence had turn into exceptionally otherworldly: blood actually ran shin-deep throughout the streets because the Crusaders overran the sacred city.
starting in 1095 and culminating 4 bloody years later, the 1st campaign represented a brand new type of struggle: holy, unrestrained, and apocalyptic. In Armies of Heaven, medieval historian Jay Rubenstein tells the tale of this cataclysmic occasion during the eyes of these who witnessed it, emphasizing the elemental position that apocalyptic notion performed in motivating the Crusaders. an exhilarating paintings of army and spiritual heritage, Armies of Heaven will revolutionize our realizing of the Crusades.
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Armies of Heaven: The First Crusade and the Quest for Apocalypse by Jay Rubenstein