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Author Gillingham, John, author.

Title Richard I / John Gillingham
Published New Haven : Yale University Press, ©1999


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 378 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Yale English monarchs
Yale English monarchs.
Contents 1. The Best of Kings, the Worst of Kings -- 2. Through Muslim Eyes -- 3. Aquitaine, 1157-72 -- 4. War without Love, 1173-4 -- 5. Duke of Aquitaine, 1175-83 -- 6. The Uncertain Inheritance, 1184-9 -- 7. Duke of Normandy, King of England, 1189 -- 8. France and Sicily, 1190 -- 9. The Conquest of Cyprus -- 10. The Siege of Acre, 1191 -- 11. Towards Jerusalem -- 12. Ascalon and Jaffa -- 13. A Captive King -- 14. The Character of a Lionheart -- 15. England 1194-9 -- 16. France 1194-6 -- 17. France 1197-8 -- 18. Death and Repentance, 1199 -- 19. In Richard's Shadow
Summary "Unique among the kings of England, Richard I played a leading role in the great events of world history - in his case the struggle for control of the Middle East by two great religions, Islam and Christianity. No other monarch took on a challenge remotely comparable with that of the Third Crusade: taking a fleet and army to the eastern end of the Mediterranean and facing down an adversary as formidable as the great Saladin." "Eighteenth- and nineteenth-century historians such as Hume, Gibbon and Stubbs criticized Richard for his neglect of domestic government and policy, and cast him as a careless ruler and bad husband." "Harnessing the latest sources and interpretations, John Gillingham provides a new assessment of Richard I, looking at what matters in history as well as what matters in legend."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 352-365) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Richard I, King of England, 1157-1199
Richard I, King of England, 1157-1199
Richard (England, König, I.)
Crusades -- Third, 1189-1192.
HISTORY -- Europe -- Great Britain.
HISTORY -- General.
Kings and rulers
Kreuzzug 1189-1192
Geschichte 1189-1199.
Great Britain -- History -- Richard I, 1189-1199.
Great Britain -- Kings and rulers -- Biography.
Great Britain
Genre/Form collective biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780300183917
Other Titles Richard, 1
Richard, the first