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Author Wise, Terence.

Title Armies of the Crusades / text by Terence Wise ; colour plates by G. A. Embleton
Published [London] : Osprey, [1978]

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Description 40 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Series Men-at-arms series
Men-at-arms series.
Contents The armies of Christendom. The armies of Outremer -- The military orders -- The Iberian armies -- The Byzantine army -- The armies of Islam. The Abbasid armies -- The Moorish armies -- The Seljuk armies -- The Fatimid armies -- The Ayyubid armies -- The Mamluk armies
Summary In the early crusades men of all ranks from all over Europe took the cross and went to fight Islam as volunteers. Some went out of religious fervour, others to escape the plagues and famine which were rife at the time, still others in search of land or a fortune in loot. Fighting alongside all of these were the armies raised in Outremer, the Holy Land itself. Together they waged a bloody religious war, the participants of which included such forces as the Knights Templar, the Teutonic Knights, and the Byzantine Army
Analysis Crusades
Subject Armies -- History.
Crusades.
Military art and science -- History.
Military history, Medieval.
Author Embleton, G. A. (Gerry A.)
LC no. 78326345
ISBN 0850451256