The Field Of Blood: The Battle Of Aleppo And The Remaking Of The Medieval Middle East
- Global History
Crash of the Crusaders
Fought in 1119 between tribal Turkish warriors, Arab foot soldiers, Armenian bowmen, and European knights, the Battle of the Field of Blood would decide the fate of the city of the Aleppo and the eastern Crusader states. Carrying a piece of the true cross before them, the Frankish army advanced, anticipating a victory that would secure their dominance over the entire region—but instead suffered a colossal defeat. With their advance in Northern Syria stalled, the momentum of the crusader conquest began to evaporate, and would never be recovered.
In a dramatic reconstruction, Nicholas Morton captures the politics and passions that drove this pivotal clash, and reveals the profound impact it had on the making of the medieval Middle East.
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|Release Date:||February 20, 2018|