People of the First Crusade by Michael Foss hits the £1 shelf in my shop.
Michael O’Mara, 1997, Hardback in dust wrapper.
From the cover: When the Pope called on all Christians to expel the Muslims from the Holy City of Jerusalem, the Crusades were born. Not only a spiritual quest but also a brutal military campaign, the Crusades threw together hundreds of people from all backgrounds men who had never travelled further than a few miles from where they were born now journeyed to foreign countries, discovered new religions and mixed with other cultures. The book concentrates on the lives of the people who took part from princes to foot soldiers, presenting a continuous narrative of travel and adventure. Through the eyes of Muslims, Jews and Christians, Foss shows how the Crusades indelibly marked relations between East and West, Christianity and Islam religions, and the consequences of this past history that still colours the problems of today in the Middle East. It is a non-academic treatment of the Crusades.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with the expected associated abrasion to the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight.
Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine.
232 pages. 9½” x 6″.