The Byzantine World War

The Byzantine World War

by Nick Holmes

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The Crusades shook the world. But why did they happen?

Their origins are revealed in a new light. As part of a medieval world war that stretched from Asia to Europe. At its centre was an ancient empire – Byzantium.

Told for the first time as a single, linked narrative are three great events that changed history: the fall of Byzantium in the eleventh century, the epic campaign of the First Crusade and the origins of modern Turkey.

Nick Holmes not only presents the First Crusade in a wider global context but he also puts forwards new interpretations of the original sources, suggesting that its success was in fact largely accidental, and that the central role of Byzantium in the Crusades has been underestimated.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161268520
Publisher: Matador Publishing Ltd
Publication date: 05/24/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 47,749
File size: 8 MB

About the Author

Nick Holmes studied history at Cambridge, where he was awarded a travel grant to follow the route of the First Crusade across Greece and Turkey. He has written a fictional novel, set in eleventh-century Byzantium, called Trebizond. He works in international finance and lives in Surrey with his family.

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