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Doré's Illustrations of the Crusades

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Long regarded as the standard history of the subject, François Michaud's History of the Crusades, published in 1877, recorded over four centuries of passionate, bloody wars that brought the countries — and cultures — of Asia and Europe into conflict with one another. To illustrate Michaud's classic study, Gustave Doré executed 100 striking plates, capturing all the savager ...more
Paperback, 112 pages
Published July 15th 1997 by Dover Publications
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Jon
Though this is probably my least favorite Dore collection I've seen so far, it is still very interesting and well done. Number 19, "Florine of Burgandy", the illustration featured on the cover, is still my favorite; though other good ones include: 9, "Celestial Phenomena"; 43, "Richard the Lion-Heart in Reprisal Massacres Captives"; and 95, "The Return."

Though his historical work is quite good, I do feel that Dore excels most with his fantastical literary illustrations. But if you like Dore's st
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The most popular and successful French book illustrator of the mid 19th century. Doré became very widely known for his illustrations to such books as Dante's Inferno (1861), Don Quixote (1862), and the Bible (1866), and he helped to give European currency to the illustrated book of large . He was so prolific that at one time he employed more than forty blockcutters. His work is characterized by a ...more
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