From the Book - First edition.
"Deus vult!": the First Crusade and the capture of Jerusalem, 1095-1099
"May god's curse be upon them!": relations between Muslims and Franks in the Levant, 1099-1187
"A woman of unusual wisdom and discretion": queen melisende of jerusalem
The "blessed generation": St. Bernard of Clairvaux and the Second Crusade, 1145-1149
Saladin, the leper king and the fall of Jerusalem in 1187
"Nowhere in the world would ever two such princes be found": Richard the Lionheart, Saladin and the Third Crusade
"An example of affliction and the works of hell": the Fourth Crusade and the sack of Constantinople, 1204
From "little foxes in the vines" and the Children's Crusade to the greatest church council of the age
"Stupor mundi": the wonder of the world: Frederick II, the Fifth Crusade and the recovery of Jerusalem
"To kill the serpent, first you must crush the head": the crusade of Louis IX and the rise of the sultan baibars
From the trial of the Templars to Ferdinand and Isabella, Columbus and the conquest of the new world
New crusaders? From Sir Walter Scott to Osama Bin Laden and George W. Bush.