Good. No Jacket. Size: 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall; Harper Torchbooks Good Trade Paperback. Wraps are faded at edges and spine, white with blue and red lettering designed by Marco Herr, no creasing, no marks, pages lightly toned, university price stamp on half-title page. Frontispiece of a Knight of the Late Eleventh Century, black and white, maps included. This is the history of the First Crusade and the Foundation of the Kingdom of Jerusalem, particularly The First Crusade. Runciman explores the Crusades in the context of the secular interpenetration of cultures on the land-bridges of East and West. With the particular knowledge of past offensive, great and small of the Greco-Roman civilization. He describes the sweeping wave of emotion that gathered hundreds of thousands of man and women to the banners of such popular leaders as Peter the Hermit and Walter the Penniless which mark the great epoch of crusading. New York: Harper Torchbooks, First Torchbooks Edition 1964. 5.25in x 8in tall; xii, 377pp. Indexed with multi-sourced Bibliography.
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