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Author Lee, Jeffrey, 1966- author.

Title God's wolf : the life of the most notorious of all crusaders, scourge of Saladin / Jeffrey Lee.

Publication Info. New York : W. W. Norton & Company, 2017.


Location Call No. Status
 Cheshire Public Library - Adult Department  BIOGRAPHY RENAUD    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  956.014 LEE    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  956.014 LEE    Check Shelf
 Wethersfield Public Library - Non Fiction  956.014 LEE    Check Shelf
Edition First American edition.
Description 332 pages, [8] unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-314) and index.
Contents Introduction: A monstrous unbeliever -- Dead man walking -- The wild East -- Knight-errant -- Arriviste -- Diabolic daring -- A violent sinner -- Guardian of the land -- Imperial vassal -- In the power of Nur al-Din -- Years of darkness -- Phoenix -- Hero -- Lord of La Grand Berrie -- Desert raider -- Sea wolf -- The lion and the wolf -- The "Manchurian" regent -- King-maker -- Truce-breaker -- Apocalypse -- The ultimate crusader.
Summary "In a 2010 terrorist plot, Al-Qaeda hid a bomb in a FedEx shipment addressed to a man who had been dead for 800 years. Born in twelfth-century France and bred for violence, Reynald de Chatillon was a young knight who joined the Second Crusade and rose through the ranks to become the preeminent figure in the crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem, chief foe of the Muslim leader Saladin, and one of the most reviled characters in Islamic history. In the West, Reynald has long been considered a minor player in the crusading saga, and is often dismissed as a bloodthirsty maniac who brought disaster on his fellow crusaders. However, by using contemporary documents and original research, Jeffrey Lee overturns this popular perception and questions other prejudices about the crusades that underlie modern misunderstandings of the Middle East. God's Wolf shows how the crusader kingdom was brought down by a treacherous internal faction, rather than by Reynald's belligerence. In fact, despite Reynald's brutality, Lee argues that he was a strong military leader and an effective statesman, whose actions in the Middle East had a far-reaching impact that endures to this day. An epic saga set in the midst of a violent clash of civilizations, God's Wolf is the fascinating story of an exceptional crusader and a provocative reinterpretation of the crusading era."--Jacket.
Subject Renaud, de Châtillon, prince of Antioch, -1187.
Renaud, de Châtillon, prince of Antioch, -1187. (OCoLC)fst01843653
Crusades (Second : 1147-1149) (OCoLC)fst00884416
Crusades -- Second, 1147-1149.
Knights and knighthood -- France -- Biography.
Crusades. (OCoLC)fst00884401
Knights and knighthood. (OCoLC)fst00988113
France. (OCoLC)fst01204289
HISTORY / Middle East.
HISTORY / Military / Medieval.
HISTORY / Middle East / General.
HISTORY / Military / Medieval.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
ISBN 9780393609691 (hardcover)
0393609693 (hardcover)
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