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  • Hardcover
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  • The First Crusade The Call from the East
  • Peter Frankopan
  • English
  • 20 August 2020
  • 9780674059948

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The First Crusade The Call from the East Read & download ´ 7 Read & download Ð eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ù Peter Frankopan A provocative and highly original explanation of the world changing events that followed the First Crusade The Vatican s victory cemented papal power while Constantinople the heart of the still vital Byzantine Empire never recovered As a result both Alexios and Byzantium were consigned to the margins of history From Frankopan s revolutionary work we gain a faithful understanding of the way the taking of Jerusalem set the stage for western Europe s dominance up to the present day and shaped the modern wor. This book fills some important gaps in our knowledge of the motivesnature of the First Crusade I reallyreally enjoyed this book

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The First Crusade The Call from the East

The First Crusade The Call from the East Read & download ´ 7 Read & download Ð eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ù Peter Frankopan He West along with innumerable popular tales of bravery tragedy and resilience In sharp contrast Frankopan examines events from the East in particular from Constantinople seat of the Christian Byzantine Empire The result is revelatory The true instigator of the First Crusade we see was the Emperor Alexios I Komnenos who in 1095 with his realm under siege from the Turks and on the point of collapse begged the pope for military supportBasing his account on long ignored eastern sources Frankopan also gives. This book is very unusual in that it provides a clear and defensible alternative view of important events that I thought I knew about In this case the subject is the set of events surrounding the First Crusade in the last decade of the eleventh century Frankopan makes the argument that in order to understand the First Crusade it is necessary to understand the role of the Byzantine Emperor Alexios sp in calling the Crusade Since high school I had known about Pope Urban II calling on Western nobles to engage in the Crusade to win back the Holy Land What was never clearly understood is a what prompted the call to be issued and the crusade to occur when it did and b how did it happen with sufficient organization and planning that it could be such a success an important uestion given the lack of central political authority in Europe at the time The punchline is that it was the Byzantine Emperor who needed help and needed to obtain that help from the West because his prior strategies for controlling Asia Minor and the eastern Mediterranean coast had failed He provide the central control planning and logistical support Pope Urban also could make use of the Crusade to not only pursue religious objectives but also to shore up his position as Pope versus a competitor The nobles had their own reasons and the Pope fashioned a rich set of incentives to encourage participationThe argument is easy to follow once the book gets moving It makes lots of sense and much sense that traditional explanations of the Crusades and seems to fit the facts fairly wellI love history books but they often than not add richness and nuance to my understanding of a subject area This book changes how you look at the Crusades That is not a bad accomplishmentThe style is a bit thick and there are lots of odd names but it is worth the effort

Read & download Ð eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ù Peter Frankopan

The First Crusade The Call from the East Read & download ´ 7 Read & download Ð eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ù Peter Frankopan According to tradition the First Crusade began at the instigation of Pope Urban II and culminated in July 1099 when thousands of western European knights liberated Jerusalem from the rising menace of Islam But what if the First Crusade s real catalyst lay far to the east of Rome In this groundbreaking book countering nearly a millennium of scholarship Peter Frankopan reveals the untold history of the First CrusadeNearly all historians of the First Crusade focus on the papacy and its willing warriors in t. Peter Frankopans relatively short History coming in at 200 page plus appendices of the infamous First Crusade deals primly with the Byzantium aspect of it being called by Pope Urban II during the very late 11thC This was unusual because of the religious schism between the Eastern and Western Roman Empire however Alexios I Komnenos was facing revolts between the Turks and Steppe Nomads across his empire and asked the Pope for help Unprecedented It reads like dissertation than anything but still informative and interesting albeit a bit of a dry wade to get through I much preferred his latest two books on the Silk Roads which are reviewed here This study does not cover Islam that much or at least does not focus on what the success the First Crusade had throughout our History 3 stars ok but wanted something lighter to be honest