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The Resource The Accursed Tower : the fall of Acre and the end of the Crusades, Roger Crowley

The Accursed Tower : the fall of Acre and the end of the Crusades, Roger Crowley

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The Accursed Tower : the fall of Acre and the end of the Crusades
Title
The Accursed Tower
Title remainder
the fall of Acre and the end of the Crusades
Statement of responsibility
Roger Crowley
Title variation
Fall of Acre and the end of the Crusades
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The 1291 siege of Acre was the Alamo of the Christian Crusades -- the final bloody battle for the Holy Land. After a desperate six weeks, the beleaguered citadel surrendered to the Mamluks, bringing an end to Christendom's two-hundred year adventure in the Middle East. In The Accursed Tower, Roger Crowley delivers a lively narrative of the lead-up to the siege and a vivid, blow-by-blow account of the climactic battle. Drawing on extant Arabic sources as well as untranslated Latin documents, he argues that Acre is notable for technical advances in military planning and siege warfare, and extraordinary for its individual heroism and savage slaughter. A gripping depiction of the crusader era told through its dramatic last moments, The Accursed Tower offers an essential new view on a crucial turning point in world history." --Amazon.com
Summary
The best-selling author of 1453 draws on extant Arabic sources and untranslated Latin documents in a lively, blow-by-blow narrative of the siege of Acre in 1291 that reveals its role in important military advances
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Writing style
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10829629
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
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Crowley, Roger
Dewey number
956.94/032
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Crusades
  • Acre (Israel)
Target audience
adult
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the fall of Acre and the end of the Crusades
Label
The Accursed Tower : the fall of Acre and the end of the Crusades, Roger Crowley
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-230) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A brief timeline of the Crusades -- The Accursed Tower -- The second kingdom of Jerusalem -- Death on the Nile -- Between the Mamluks and the Mongols -- The lion of Egypt -- A puppy yelping at a mastiff -- War to the enemy -- My soul longed for Jihad -- The red tent -- Bolts of thunder, flashes of lightning -- Sorties -- Negotiations -- See the wound! -- The terrible day -- Everything was lost -- A habitation for snakes -- The evidence for the fall of Acre
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
xvi, 254 pages
Isbn
9781541697348
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2019019102
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1085583827
Label
The Accursed Tower : the fall of Acre and the end of the Crusades, Roger Crowley
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-230) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A brief timeline of the Crusades -- The Accursed Tower -- The second kingdom of Jerusalem -- Death on the Nile -- Between the Mamluks and the Mongols -- The lion of Egypt -- A puppy yelping at a mastiff -- War to the enemy -- My soul longed for Jihad -- The red tent -- Bolts of thunder, flashes of lightning -- Sorties -- Negotiations -- See the wound! -- The terrible day -- Everything was lost -- A habitation for snakes -- The evidence for the fall of Acre
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
xvi, 254 pages
Isbn
9781541697348
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2019019102
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1085583827

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