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From a New York Times-bestselling author, a stirring account of the siege of Acre in 1291, when the last Christian stronghold fell to the Muslim army The 1291 siege of Acre was the Alamo of the Christian Crusades -- the final bloody battle for the Holy Land. After a desperate six weeks, the beleaguered citadel surrendered to the Mamluks, bringing an end to Christendom's From a New York Times-bestselling author, a stirring account of the siege of Acre in 1291, when the last Christian stronghold fell to the Muslim army The 1291 siege of Acre was the Alamo of the Christian Crusades -- the final bloody battle for the Holy Land. After a desperate six weeks, the beleaguered citadel surrendered to the Mamluks, bringing an end to Christendom's two-hundred year adventure in the Middle East. In The Accursed Tower, Roger Crowley delivers a lively narrative of the lead-up to the siege and a vivid, blow-by-blow account of the climactic battle. Drawing on extant Arabic sources as well as untranslated Latin documents, he argues that Acre is notable for technical advances in military planning and siege warfare, and extraordinary for its individual heroism and savage slaughter. A gripping depiction of the crusader era told through its dramatic last moments, The Accursed Tower offers an essential new view on a crucial turning point in world history.


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From a New York Times-bestselling author, a stirring account of the siege of Acre in 1291, when the last Christian stronghold fell to the Muslim army The 1291 siege of Acre was the Alamo of the Christian Crusades -- the final bloody battle for the Holy Land. After a desperate six weeks, the beleaguered citadel surrendered to the Mamluks, bringing an end to Christendom's From a New York Times-bestselling author, a stirring account of the siege of Acre in 1291, when the last Christian stronghold fell to the Muslim army The 1291 siege of Acre was the Alamo of the Christian Crusades -- the final bloody battle for the Holy Land. After a desperate six weeks, the beleaguered citadel surrendered to the Mamluks, bringing an end to Christendom's two-hundred year adventure in the Middle East. In The Accursed Tower, Roger Crowley delivers a lively narrative of the lead-up to the siege and a vivid, blow-by-blow account of the climactic battle. Drawing on extant Arabic sources as well as untranslated Latin documents, he argues that Acre is notable for technical advances in military planning and siege warfare, and extraordinary for its individual heroism and savage slaughter. A gripping depiction of the crusader era told through its dramatic last moments, The Accursed Tower offers an essential new view on a crucial turning point in world history.

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  1. 5 out of 5

    OldFisben

    Долго ждал эту книгу, однако, получил не совсем то, что хотелось. Вернее, совсем не в тех объемах, кои предполагались. То ли Кроули было нечего рассказать, то ли он не слишком утруждался, однако, ценной информации внутри немного. Нет, все по-прежнему интересно и увлекательно, однако того накала и эпичности, что была в предыдущих книгах, уже нет. Впрочем, стоит признать, что за отдельным исключением и сама Акра не смогла дать мамлюкам достойный отпор, став заключительной точкой в агонии Долго ждал эту книгу, однако, получил не совсем то, что хотелось. Вернее, совсем не в тех объемах, кои предполагались. То ли Кроули было нечего рассказать, то ли он не слишком утруждался, однако, ценной информации внутри немного. Нет, все по-прежнему интересно и увлекательно, однако того накала и эпичности, что была в предыдущих книгах, уже нет. Впрочем, стоит признать, что за отдельным исключением и сама Акра не смогла дать мамлюкам достойный отпор, став заключительной точкой в агонии христианских королевств на Ближнем Востоке. Колесо сделало свой оборот и вскоре уже турки топтали европейский континет.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Peter Hawkeye

    A thoroughly enjoyable, easy to read learning experience encountered with this publication I thought. A brilliant insight into a period of history for all; even if you have rudimentary knowledge of the Crusades ( like myself :) ) I think you, as I, will be suitably enlightened after reading.

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