Gods war a new history of the crusades christopher tyerman on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers gods war offers a sweeping new vision of one of historys most astounding events the crusades from 1096 to 1500. Thirty six years later christopher tyerman now professor of the history of the crusades at the university of oxford returns to the subject of his lecture how to plan a crusade. Here christopher tyerman explores the centuries of violence committed in the name of religious devotion the crusades he uncovers a system of belief bound by paranoia and a culture founded on war as an expression of worship social discipline and christian charity gods war is the definitive account of a fascinating story. With flair and originality christopher tyerman presents a clear and lively discussion of the crusades bringing together issues of colonialism cultural exchange economic exploitation and the relationship between past and present he considers the effects of the crusades on ordinary life in western europe and the parts played by ordinary men and women in the conflict and explores the term
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