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The Resource God's wolf : the life of the most notorious of all crusaders, scourge of Saladin, Jeffrey Lee

God's wolf : the life of the most notorious of all crusaders, scourge of Saladin, Jeffrey Lee

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God's wolf : the life of the most notorious of all crusaders, scourge of Saladin
Title
God's wolf
Title remainder
the life of the most notorious of all crusaders, scourge of Saladin
Statement of responsibility
Jeffrey Lee
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In a 2010 terrorist plot, Al-Qaeda hid a bomb in a FedEx shipment addressed to a man who had been dead for 800 years. Born in twelfth-century France and bred for violence, Reynald de Chatillon was a young knight who joined the Second Crusade and rose through the ranks to become the preeminent figure in the crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem, chief foe of the Muslim leader Saladin, and one of the most reviled characters in Islamic history. In the West, Reynald has long been considered a minor player in the crusading saga, and is often dismissed as a bloodthirsty maniac who brought disaster on his fellow crusaders. However, by using contemporary documents and original research, Jeffrey Lee overturns this popular perception and questions other prejudices about the crusades that underlie modern misunderstandings of the Middle East. God's Wolf shows how the crusader kingdom was brought down by a treacherous internal faction, rather than by Reynald's belligerence. In fact, despite Reynald's brutality, Lee argues that he was a strong military leader and an effective statesman, whose actions in the Middle East had a far-reaching impact that endures to this day. An epic saga set in the midst of a violent clash of civilizations, God's Wolf is the fascinating story of an exceptional crusader and a provocative reinterpretation of the crusading era."--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DGU/DLC
Dewey number
  • 956/.014
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
D162.2
LC item number
.L44 2016b
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
God's wolf : the life of the most notorious of all crusaders, scourge of Saladin, Jeffrey Lee
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-314) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: A monstrous unbeliever -- Dead man walking -- The wild East -- Knight-errant -- Arriviste -- Diabolic daring -- A violent sinner -- Guardian of the land -- Imperial vassal -- In the power of Nur al-Din -- Years of darkness -- Phoenix -- Hero -- Lord of La Grand Berrie -- Desert raider -- Sea wolf -- The lion and the wolf -- The "Manchurian" regent -- King-maker -- Truce-breaker -- Apocalypse -- The ultimate crusader
Control code
ocn959808676
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
332 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393609691
Lccn
2017021651
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)959808676
  • (Sirsi) a1994141
Label
God's wolf : the life of the most notorious of all crusaders, scourge of Saladin, Jeffrey Lee
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-314) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: A monstrous unbeliever -- Dead man walking -- The wild East -- Knight-errant -- Arriviste -- Diabolic daring -- A violent sinner -- Guardian of the land -- Imperial vassal -- In the power of Nur al-Din -- Years of darkness -- Phoenix -- Hero -- Lord of La Grand Berrie -- Desert raider -- Sea wolf -- The lion and the wolf -- The "Manchurian" regent -- King-maker -- Truce-breaker -- Apocalypse -- The ultimate crusader
Control code
ocn959808676
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
332 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393609691
Lccn
2017021651
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)959808676
  • (Sirsi) a1994141

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