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Author Lower, Michael, author
Title The Tunis crusade of 1270 : a mediterranean history / Michael Lower
Imprint Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2018
book jacket
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 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  D168 L917 2018    DUE 02-01-22    30530001353747
Edition First edition
Descript xvi, 216 pages : maps ; 23 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-210) and index
Why did the last of the major European campaigns to reclaim Jerusalem end in an attack on Tunis, a peaceful North African port city thousands of miles from the Holy Land? In the first book-length study of the campaign in English, Michael Lower tells the story of how the classic era of crusading came to such an unexpected end. Unfolding against a backdrop of conflict and collaboration that extended from England to Inner Asia, the Tunis Crusade entangled people from every corner of the Mediterranean world. Within this expansive geographical playing field, the ambitions of four powerful Mediterranean dynasts would collide. While the slave-boy-turned-sultan Baybars of Egypt and the saint-king Louis IX of France waged a bitter battle for Syria, al-Mustansir of Tunis and Louis's younger brother Charles of Anjou struggled for control of the Sicilian Straits. When the conflicts over Syria and Sicily became intertwined in the late 1260s, the Tunis Crusade was the shocking result
Subject Crusades -- Eighth, 1270
Tunis (Tunisia) -- History, Military
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