The First Crusade by Peter Frankopan
The Call from the East

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According to tradition, the First Crusade began at Pope Urban II’s instigation and culminated in July 1099, when western European knights liberated Jerusalem. But what if the First Crusade’s real catalyst lay far to the east of Rome? Countering nearly a millennium of scholarship, Peter Frankopan reveals the First Crusade’s untold history.
 

About Peter Frankopan

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Peter Frankopan is Director of the Oxford Centre for Byzantine Research at the University of Oxford.
 
Published October 17, 2016 by Belknap Press. 296 pages
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality, Travel, War. Non-fiction