The Road to Jerusalemby Jan Guillou An epic novel about love and war during the crusades.
Yet Spitzer alone was able to use both attributes for his crusades.
She spoke no English but because of my Hindi, I was able to go over and hear stories about her life and her crusades.
And Bossie will once again be in the thick of it, all the more dangerous for having learned from his past crusades.
The opening of the East by the crusades had imparted a great stimulus to industry.
The crusades were a time when wars were holy because they were waged for a holy thing.
Alone of all the crusades it succeeded, despite its surrender of countless lives.
The flat-bottomed transports in which horses were embarked in the crusades.
Modern history, indeed, is full of examples, from the crusades onward.
He has made some discoveries about the crusades, and is thinking of publishing some of his theories.'
1706, respelling of croisade (1570s), from Middle French croisade (16c.), Spanish cruzada, both from Medieval Latin cruciata, past participle of cruciare "to mark with a cross," from Latin crux (genitive crucis) "cross." Other Middle English forms were croiserie, creiserie. Figurative sense of "campaign against a public evil" is from 1786.
1732, from crusade (n.). Related: Crusaded; crusading.
A series of wars fought from the late eleventh through the thirteenth centuries, in which European kings and warriors set out to gain control of the lands in which Jesus lived, known as the Holy Land. At that time, these areas were held by Muslims. The Crusaders conquered Jerusalem in 1099 but failed to secure the Holy Land, and they were driven out by the late thirteenth century. Nevertheless, the Crusades had several lasting results, including the exposure of Europeans to the goods, technology, and customs of Asia.
Note: The Crusades left a legacy of bitterness against Europeans and Christians among Muslims.