Bucher fremdsprachig wahlen sie die abteilung aus in der sie suchen mochten. According to tradition the first crusade began at the instigation of pope urban ii and culminated in july 1099 when thousands of western european knights liberated jerusalem from the rising menace of islam. It is not hard to see why the first crusade is receiving the lions share of the attention it was an event of massive significance it bequeathed sources that are unrivalled by most of the later expeditions and it presents a cluster of thorny problems of explanation. From the author of the no 1 bestseller the silk roads a new history of the world the first crusade is one of the best known and most written about events in history but in this new book dr peter frankopan asks vital questions that have never been posed before. The first crusade is focused not just on the eastern empire and byzantine concerns but above all on the role of emperor alexios komnenos to cut straight to frankopans concluding paragraph
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