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The Atlas of the Crusades: The Only Full Mapped Chronicle of the Crusades

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The Atlas of the Crusades chronicles Christendom's Holy Wars, charting the entire 700-year history of the Crusades with a brilliant integration of text, illustrations, and more than 150 maps.
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published November 1st 1990 by Facts on File
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Helena Schrader
First rate and comprehensive reference with useful maps, diagrams and illustrations of such critically important features as the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. The city maps are very valuable, showing what the cities were like then, rather than now. The breakdown of the crusader states into their constituent baronies was absolutely gold worth. There is also much information usually excluded from books about the crusades: ships and shipbuilding, colonial settlements, the patterns of recruitment, t ...more
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Jul 15, 2011 Walt rated it 4 of 5 stars
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The maps and images are good. Riley-Smith has written extensively about the Crusades, so the text is more relevant and informative than similar titles.
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Jonathan Simon Christopher Riley-Smith, Dixie Professor of Ecclesiastical History at the University of Cambridge, was educated at Eton College and Trinity College Cambridge. He received his BA (1960), MA (1964), PhD (1964) and LittD (2001) from Cambridge.

From 1964–1972 Dr. Riley-Smith taught in the Department of Medieval History at the Unversity of St Andrews, first as assistant lecturer, until 19
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