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100 1  Morton, Nicholas,|d1980-|eauthor. 
245 14 The field of blood :|bthe battle for Aleppo and the 
       remaking of the medieval Middle East /|cNicholas Morton. 
246 30 Battle for Aleppo and the remaking of the medieval Middle 
250    First edition. 
264  1 New York, NY :|bBasic Books,|c[2018] 
264  4 |c©2018 
300    vii, 236 pages :|bmaps ;|c25 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
336    cartographic image|bcri|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
500    "February 2018"--Title page verso. 
504    Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-225) and 
505 0  The rival architects of the crusader states: Baldwin of 
       Boulogne and Tancred of Hauteville (1100-1110) -- Riding 
       the storm: Seljuk Turks and Arab emirs (1111-1118) -- The 
       battle (1119) -- Fields of blood (1120-1128) -- Aftermath 
520    "The First Crusade was remarkably successfully for the 
       western European forces. Charging in on their heavy 
       cavalry, Frankish armies swept across the Middle East, 
       capturing major cities and setting up the Crusader States 
       in the Levant: the kingdom of Jerusalem, the principality 
       of Antioch, and the counties of Edessa and Tripoli. It 
       appeared that a sustained western conquest of the region 
       was inevitable. Why, then, did the crusades ultimately 
       fail? To answer this question, historian Nicholas Morton 
       focuses on a period of bitter conflict between the Franks 
       and their Turkish enemies, when both factions were locked 
       in a struggle for supremacy over the city of Aleppo. This 
       conflict came to a head at the Battle of the Field of 
       Blood in 1119. Fought between tribal Turkish warriors on 
       steppe ponies, Arab skirmishers, Armenian bowmen, and 
       European knights, the battlefield was the amphitheatre 
       into which the peoples of Eurasia poured their full 
       gladiatorial might. Ultimately, the Crusader army was all 
       but annihilated by the Turks, and its impact reverberated 
       across the region. Their devastating loss marks a turning 
       point in the history of the crusades--the moment when the 
       Christian advance in Northern Syria stalled and the 
       momentum of crusader conquest began to evaporate. Moreover,
       this battle sheds new light on the shape of a conflict 
       many consider as a simple Christian v. Muslim struggle. 
       Morton reveals that the battle lines were only rarely 
       drawn along religious lines: most Arab Muslims were caught
       between two conquering powers, and some actually chose to 
       side with the crusaders against the Turks. In this 
       conflict, the crusaders lost the Levant, the Arabs lost 
       Syria, and the face of the Middle East was forever 
       changed"--|cProvided by publisher. 
600 30 Artuqid dynasty,|d1098-1408. 
647  7 Battle of Ager Sanguinis|c(Syria :|d1119)|2fast
648  7 750-1260|2fast 
650  0 Ager Sanguinis, Battle of, Syria, 1119. 
650  0 Crusades. 
650  7 15.75 history of Asia.|0(NL-LeOCL)077599616|2bcl 
650  7 HISTORY|xMedieval.|2bisacsh 
650  7 HISTORY|zMiddle East|xGeneral.|2bisacsh 
650  7 Crusades.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst00884401 
651  0 Sarmadā (Syria)|xHistory. 
651  0 Syria|xHistory|y750-1260. 
651  0 Islamic Empire|xHistory|y750-1258. 
651  7 Islamic Empire.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01244134 
651  7 Syria.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01208757 
651  7 Middle East.|0(NL-LeOCL)078590906|2gtt 
655  7 History.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01411628 
776 08 |iEbook version :|z9780465096701 
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