New. No dust jacket. Tight binding with clean text. New. Beautiful Folio Society edition., with eight color illustrations and five maps. No d/j, no slipcase. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 208 p. Audience: General/trade. When Pope Urban II rose to his feet to address the multitudes gathered before him at the Council of Clermont in 1095, his appeal was simple: let Western Christendom march to the aid of their brethren in the East. Whether the Crusades are regarded as the most tremendous and romantic of Christian expeditions or the last of the barbarian invasions, they remain one of the most exciting and colorful adventure stories in history. Steven Runicman's History of the Crusades is justly acclaimed as the most complete and fascinating account of the historic journey to save the Holy Land from the infidel.
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