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Holy Warriors free pdf In his remarkable book, Jonathan Phillips explores the conflict of ideas, beliefs and cultures and shows both the contradictions and diversity of holy war. He draws on contemporary writings - on chronicles, songs, sermons, travel diaries and peace treaties - to throw a brilliant new light on people and events we thought we knew well. Although the notion of fighting for one's faith fell into disrepute in the Enlightenment, Phillips traces the crusading impulse from the bloody conquest of Jerusalem in the First Crusade and the titanic struggle between Richard the Lionheart and Saladin up to the present day - to George W. Bush's characterisation of the war on terrorism as a crusade.

About Professor Jonathan Phillips

Jonathan Phillips is Professor of Crusading History at Royal Holloway, University of London. He is the author of The Second Crusade: Extending the Frontiers of Christianity (Yale University Press, 2007)- The Fourth Crusade and the Sack of Constantinople (Jonathan Cape, 2004, also translated into Spanish, Russian, Greek and Japanese and nominated for the Hessell-Tiltman PEN Literary Prize)- The Crusades, 1095-1197 (Longman, 2002)- Defenders of the Holy Land, 1119-1187 (Oxford University Press, 1996) and the co-editor of three academic essay collections on the Crusades. Phillips is the co-editor of the academic journal Crusades and writes regularly for BBC History and History Today. He has made numerous radio and television appearances, including: Boris Johnson and the Dream of Rome (BBC2)- The Crusades (with Rageh Omaar) in the Christianity series on Channel 4, and The Crescent and the Cross (History Channel).

Details Book

Author : Professor Jonathan Phillips
Publisher : Vintage
Data Published : 02 September 2010
ISBN : 184595078X
EAN : 9781845950781
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 448 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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