Crossed

Crossed

A Tale of the Fourth Crusade

eBook - 2009
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In the year 1202, tens of thousands of crusaders gather in Venice, preparing to embark for Jerusalem to free the Holy City from Muslim rule. Among them is a lowly vagabond Briton, rescued from damnation by a pious knight who burns with zealous fire for their sacred undertaking. And so they set sail, along with dedicated companions&́#x80;”and with a beautiful, mysterious Arab "princess" whom the vagabond liberates from a brutish merchant. But the divine light guiding their "righteous" campaign soon darkens as the mission sinks ever deeper into catastrophe, disgrace, and moral turpitude&́#x80;”as Christians murder Christians in the Adriatic port city of Zara, tragic events are set in motion that will ultimately lead to the shocking and shameful fall of Constantinople. Impeccably researched and beautifully told, Nicole Galland's Crossed is a stunning tale of the disastrous Fourth Crusade&́#x80;”and of the hopeful, brave, and driven who were caught up in and irrevocably changed by a corrupted cause and a furious battle beyond their comprehension or control.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] :, HarperCollins,, [2009]
Copyright Date: ©2009
ISBN: 9780061747861
Branch Call Number: DOWNLOADABLE eBOOK
Characteristics: data file,rda
1 online resource (672 pages)

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Apr 28, 2011

A humorous, engaging telling of a rather serious subject. This has a more modern feel than some historical fiction that makes it accessible to any reader. It is a well-woven story that begs the reader to analyze how history repeats itself.

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