Nomads and Crusaders, A. D. 1000-1368
AUTHOR: Lewis, Archibald R.
PUBLISHER: Indiana University Press
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"[A] fine, arresting book with a clear and novel thesis and a firm grasp of geography. Good stuff, in short... strongly recommended." --William H. McNeill
"The reader will find here useful information and much food for thought; a book of such a broad scope is rare and has much to recommend it." --Speculum
"... encyclopedic... there is no book quite like this one." --Choice
"... a colorful canvas depicting the torrential movements of Eurasian warriors and merchants on ship-boards and horseback between Atlantic, Mediterranean and Pacific coasts, between streams of accumulated goods and tensions, religious fervor and insatiable greed... "--Ural-Altaic Yearbook
"A healthy antidote to the parochialism that characterizes so much of the run-of-the-mill output of medieval history... " --American Historical Review
Emphasizing geographical, maritime, institutional, and economic factors, Lewis presents a wide-ranging story of the complex rise and fall of civilizations and explores new conceptual frontiers in the study of world history.
PUBLICATION DATE: 10/22/1988
CATEGORY: History, Social Science