Crossed: A Tale of the Fourth Crusade by Nicole Galland PDF

  • admin
  • February 14, 2018
  • Genre Fiction
  • Comments Off on Crossed: A Tale of the Fourth Crusade by Nicole Galland PDF

By Nicole Galland

ISBN-10: 006084180X

ISBN-13: 9780060841805

ISBN-10: 0061575666

ISBN-13: 9780061575662

within the 12 months 1202, tens of hundreds of thousands of crusaders assemble in Venice, getting ready to embark for Jerusalem to loose the Holy urban from Muslim rule. between them is a lowly vagabond Briton, rescued from damnation via a pious knight who burns with zealous fireplace for his or her sacred project. they usually set sail, in addition to devoted companions—and with a stunning, mysterious Arab ''princess'' whom the vagabond liberates from a brutish service provider. however the divine mild guiding their ''righteous'' crusade quickly darkens because the project sinks ever deeper into disaster, shame, and ethical turpitude—as Christians homicide Christians within the Adriatic port urban of Zara, tragic occasions are set in movement that would eventually bring about the stunning and shameful fall of Constantinople.

Impeccably researched and wonderfully instructed, Nicole Galland's Crossed is a beautiful story of the disastrous Fourth Crusade—and of the hopeful, courageous, and pushed who have been stuck up in and irrevocably replaced by way of a corrupted reason and a livid conflict past their comprehension or regulate.

Show description

Read Online or Download Crossed: A Tale of the Fourth Crusade PDF

Similar genre fiction books

Download e-book for iPad: Cavalry Man: Powder Keg by Ed Gorman

A brand new ''Robin Hood'' is driving the range—a hero financial institution robber who is turning in the spoils to bad farmers and needy townsfolk. however the bandit's utilizing strong explosives in his endeavors—and army investigator Noah Ford has to place a cease to the altruistic outlaw's harmful methods. yet Ford's now not investigating by myself.

The Horses: The Journey of Jim Glass by Bill Brooks PDF

Jim Glass' long-sought peace is shattered while the ex-soldier and ex-Ranger discovers six of his corralled horses useless, their throats slit. notwithstanding he dreads doing so, he will strap on his guns and move looking for the culprit—because an individual in a position to this kind of foul, inconsiderate killing is able to something.

Kit Whitfield's In Great Waters PDF

In the course of a time of serious upheaval, the electorate of Venice make a pact that would switch the area. The landsmen of town dealer a treaty with a water-dwelling tribe of deepsmen, cementing the alliance via marriage. The mingling of the 2 races produces a clean, peerless pressure of royal blood. to guard their shorelines, different countries make their very own partnerships with this new breed–and then, jealous in their energy, ban any more unions among the 2 peoples.

Dark Matter: The Private Life of Sir Isaac Newton by Philip Kerr PDF

In 1696, Christopher Ellis, a tender, hot-tempered gentleman, is shipped to the Tower of London, yet now not as a prisoner. A unexpected accident has led him there to aid the popular scientist Sir Isaac Newton, who as Warden of the Royal Mint has permitted an appointment to seek down counterfeiters who threaten to topple the shaky, war-weakened economic climate.

Extra resources for Crossed: A Tale of the Fourth Crusade

Example text

He’d be under your direct supervision,” Gregor said, as a warning. Otto shrugged. “I can handle him. ” We were ferried in a slender, tarred-black gondola from the Innocent to the marble water gate of Ca’ Barzizza, decorated with images of leaves and palm trees. Barzizza’s face lit up when he saw me. ” he said, taking me warmly by the hand and kissing me on either cheek as we all stepped out of the gondola into his storehouse. Gregor and Otto both blinked in surprise. “I treasure this coincidence!

Jerusalem isn’t on the coast,” Gregor said, in the tones of a reassuring father. He might not have been happy about his role as my spiritual chaperone, but he was taking it very seriously. ) “We’ll be back on dry land long before then. ” This confused me. “Are we? ” I knew nothing of geography, but Wulfstan the hermit had been preoccupied with stories of the Old Testament, and after all the time I’d spent with him, I knew it did not make sense for Jerusalem to be in Egypt. “There is talk of conquering Alexandria, that’s in Egypt, before we go to the Holy Land itself.

It is my honor to record this, my first accomplishment as a pilgrim, before we have even set sail. I must now uncramp my fingers and take myself to Boniface’s tent, to continue a disturbing conference we had been having yesterday before the Briton interrupted us. once the bishop had departed, the sheets were packed away, the tents were struck, and all was put onto the ships. The horses (Gregor’s destrier Summa, Otto’s Oro, and two packhorses) were blindfolded and led on broad wooden gangways into the belly of the horse transports; the horses were put into slings to keep them from hurting themselves during the voyage, and then the hatches on the side of the ships were tarred closed.

Download PDF sample

Crossed: A Tale of the Fourth Crusade by Nicole Galland


by Mark
4.2

Rated 4.68 of 5 – based on 21 votes