A History of the CrusadesSteven Runciman Easton Press Collector's Edition Three Volume Complete Leather Set FINE - as New - Pristine Never Read - Satin Page Marker unmoved from publisher's placement No writings, stamps, or nameplates from previous ownership No longer available from the publisher!!! A HISTORY OF THE CRUSADES
"...true stories of bravery and cowardice, rash daring and wily intrigue."
Heralded as a great classic of historical writing, this stunning leather-bound set is a definitive and comprehensive history of the Crusades, from their birth in the 11th century to their decline in the 14th. Sir Steven Runciman, one of the world's most distinguished historians, brings the reader into the midst of the historical action through his engaging and compelling narrative. Each volume is enhanced by a series of illustrations and relevant, detailed maps that further bring the history to life.
(EP catalog 2006)
"One of the grand historical monuments of the twentieth century ... Written with imagination and based on immense scholarship, (the volumes) are filled with true stories of rash daring and wily intrigue as the flower of Western knighthood assaults the infidel East for God, gold and glory." - Washington Post Book WorldList of Titles: Volume I - The First Crusade and ... read more