People of the First Crusade by Michael Foss

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A remarkably vivid account of the First Crusade, which began in 1095, opens a window on one of history's most bizarre adventures, during which ordinary people changed the course of history."
 

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Published January 1, 1997 by Michael O'Mara Books. 240 pages
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality, Travel, War. Non-fiction

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Foss, an independent historian, absorbingly tells the strange tale of Christendom's First Crusade (109799) to liberate Jerusalem and the Holy Land from Muslim rule.

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To back up his belief that ""the history of this crusade is as much a study in character as a story of warfare,"" Foss focuses on several major figures: Pope Urban, who had multiple motives for proposing the Crusade;

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