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By Jay Rubenstein

At Moson, the river Danube ran pink with blood. At Antioch, the Crusaders— their saddles freshly embellished with sawed-off heads—indiscriminately clogged the streets with the our bodies of japanese Christians and Turks. At Ma'arra, they cooked youngsters on spits and ate them. by the point the Crusaders reached Jerusalem, their quest—and their violence— had turn into fairly otherworldly: blood actually ran shin-deep throughout the streets because the Crusaders overran the sacred city.

starting in 1095 and culminating 4 bloody years later, the 1st campaign represented a brand new form of conflict: holy, unrestrained, and apocalyptic. In Armies of Heaven, medieval historian Jay Rubenstein tells the tale of this cataclysmic occasion during the eyes of these who witnessed it, emphasizing the basic position that apocalyptic concept performed in motivating the Crusaders. an exhilarating paintings of army and spiritual heritage, Armies of Heaven will revolutionize our knowing of the Crusades.

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