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A History of the Crusades
Volume I: The First Hundred Years
Edited by Marshall W. Baldwin

Kenneth M. Setton, Series Editor

A classic, ambitious, and unparalleled series now in paperback

The six volumes of A History of the Crusades will stand as the definitive history of the Crusades, spanning five centuries, encompassing Jewish, Muslim, and Christian perspectives and containing a wealth of information and analysis of the history, politics, economics, and culture of the medieval world.

"A highly-respected series . . . [a] 30-year project known for its high quality of research, editing, and printing. . . . Recommended for all libraries."–Choice

"Like the Crusades themselves, this history will . . . long stand as a monument to the vision of its founders and the dogged persistence of its participants."–Speculum

Kenneth M. Setton was professor of history at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey.

Click the links below for more information and to order additional volumes from this series, The History of the Crusades:
Volume I: The First Hundred Years
Volume II: The Later Crusades, 1189–1311
Volume III: The Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries
Volume IV: The Art and Architecture of the Crusader States
Volume V: The Impact of the Crusader States on the Near East
Volume VI: The Impact of the Crusades on Europe

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cover of the History is simple cream colored background with a cross in orange-brown

August 2005
Volume 1: LC: 68-009837 D
740 pp. 7 x 10 7 illus., 14 maps

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ISBN 978-0-299-04834-1
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