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作者 Lee, Jeffrey, 1966- author
書名 God's wolf : the life of the most notorious of all crusaders, scourge of Saladin / Jeffrey Lee
出版項 New York, NY : W. W. Norton & Company, 2017
國際標準書號 9780393609691
9781782399254 (Atlantic Books)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人文社會聯圖  D162.2 .L44 2017    在架上    30610020548970
版本 First American edition
說明 333 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
附註 Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-314) and index
"First published in Great Britain in 2016 by Atlantic Books, an imprint of Atlantic Books, Ltd, under the title GOD'S WOLF: the life of the most notorious of all crusaders: Reynald de Chatillon"
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
"Jeffrey Lee brings a blockbuster sensibility to this slice of the 12th century Levant."--Dan Jones, Sunday Times (UK). In a 2010 terrorist plot, Al-Qaeda hid a bomb in a FedEx shipment addressed to Reynald de Chatillon, a knight who had died centuries ago in the crusades. A reviled figure in Islamic history, often portrayed as the very epitome of brutality, Reynald remains as controversial--and as vividly present in the minds of many in the Middle East--as the story of the crusades themselves. An epic saga set in the midst of a violent clash of civilizations, God's Wolf tells the story of Reynald's staggering rise from lowly soldier to prince of Antioch, one of the crusader kingdoms in the Near East. Jeffrey Lee argues that, despite his brutality, Reynald was a strong military leader and an effective statesman who defended his kingdom against attacks from Byzantines, Armenians, and Muslims. A tale of faith, fanaticism, and brutality, God's Wolf is the fascinating story of an exceptional crusader and a provocative reinterpretation of the crusader era"-- provided by publisher
主題 Renaud, de Châtillon, prince of Antioch, -1187
Crusades -- Second, 1147-1149
Knights and knighthood -- France -- Biography
Alt Title GOD'S WOLF: the life of the most notorious of all crusaders: Reynald de Chatillon
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