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In Distant Lands

Author : Lars Brownworth
ISBN : 9781909979499
Genre : History
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In the late fall of 1095 Pope Urban II gave a speech in Clermont, France and set all of Europe into motion. As many as a hundred and fifty thousand people eventually responded to the call, leaving everything they knew behind to undertake what appeared to be a fool’s mission: marching several thousand miles into enemy territory to reconquer Jerusalem for Christendom. Against all odds they succeeded, creating a Christian outpost in the heart of the Islamic world that lasted for the better part of two centuries. Perhaps no other period in history is as misunderstood as the Crusades, and in this fast-paced account, bestselling author Lars Brownworth presents the entire story, from the first clash of Christendom and Islam in the dusty sands of Yarmouk, to the fall of the last crusader state. Along the way he introduces the reader to an exotic world peopled by mighty emperors, doomed Templars, grasping generals, and ambitious peasants. Some of the most famous names of the Middle Ages - Richard the Lionheart, Saladin, Eleanor of Aquitaine, and the legendary Prester John - illuminate this era of splendor, adventure, and faith.
Category: History

Distant Lands And Diverse Cultures

Author : Glenn Joseph Ames
ISBN : 0313308640
Genre : History
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Examines the symbiotic nature of cross-cultural interaction between France and the major trading regions of the Indian Ocean basin.
Category: History

The Lure Of Distant Lands

Author : Dan Williams-Capone
ISBN : UOM:39015071119823
Genre : Discoveries in geography
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Category: Discoveries in geography

Exotic Postcards

Author : Alan Beukers
ISBN : UCSD:31822034647305
Genre : Photography
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A collection of antique postcard images from the non-Western world features representations from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, in a volume that includes examples that demonstrate a connection between human subjects and the land and customs of their surroundings.
Category: Photography

Distant Lands

Author : Lorna Robinson
ISBN : 9780285643437
Genre : Education
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Distant Lands is a companion volume to Lorna Robinson’s Telling Tales in Latin. Also narrated by the poet Ovid, who tells the tale of his own exile, along with more well-loved tales from his Metamorphoses.
Category: Education

Marco Polo

Author : Clint Twist
ISBN : 1848772793
Genre : Asia
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Travel along the Silk Road to medieval China with Marco Polo as your guide. Trek across haunted deserts to discover the mysterious wonders of the Orient, meet the warlord Kublai Khan who rules ther world's largest empire, and sail through pirate-infested seas in search of gemstones.
Category: Asia