The First Crusade and the Conquest of the Holy Land /// 35

The war for the Holy Land – the First Crusade. On today’s show, we’re taking the besieged crusaders all the way from Antioch to Jerusalem. It’s an epic story filled with war, savagery, and even ghosts the whole way. It’s the story of the Holy Lance of Christ and the bloody conquest of Palestine. It’s Greek Fire and cannibalism. It’s cults and trial by fire. Get ready, because this show will make your headphones drip with blood. This is part 2 of a two part series. You can find part one here: First Crusade part 1. It’s all free and it’s all on Battlecast – the world’s foremost podcast on war and its socio-political impact.

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References: 

Dana C. Munro, “Urban and the Crusaders”, Translations and Reprints from the Original Sources of European History, Vol 1:2, (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania, 1895).

Thomas Asbridge. The First Crusade.

Thomas Asbridge. The Crusades: The Authoritative History of the War for the Holy Land.

Kenneth Setton. A History of the Crusades. Volumes 1-6.

Anonymous. Gesta Francorum.

H.A.R. Gibb. The Damascus Chronicle of the Crusades, Extracted and Translated from the Chronicle of Ibn al-Qalanisi.

Albert. Albert of Aachen: Historia Ierosolimitana, History of the Journey to Jerusalem. Oxford Edition.

Fulcher of Chartres. Fulcher of Chartres, A History of the Expedition to Jerusalem, 1095-1127.

Raymon Ibrahim. Sword and Scimitar: Fourteen Centuries of War between Islam and the West.

Rene Groussett. Histoire des Croisades. Volumes 1-3.

A. Krey. The First Crusade: The Accounts of Eyewitnesses and Participants. 

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