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  • Published: 3 August 2001
  • ISBN: 9780712668040
  • Imprint: Pimlico
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 480
  • RRP: $32.99
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Deus Lo Volt!

A Chronicle of the Crusades



'A vivid narrative.this book captures the pungent flavour of the period and makes for an exciting and sometimes shocking read.' Lawrence James, Daily Mail

The year is 1095. The most prominent leaders of the Christian world have assembled in a meadow in France near Clermont. Pope Urban appeals for the liberation of Jerusalem and cries out Deus lo volt!, God Wills It! The cry is taken up, echoes forth and is carried on.Wave upon wave of Christian pilgrims rush to assault the growing power of Muslims in the Holy Land and will do so for the next two hundred years. Most able men become soldiers of the Cross, and when a man is prevented by old age or ill health, he sends his son. Women, too, go to fight alongside the men. It is a time of great adventure, of great exploration and cultural change. Uniting Christian Europe in a common cause, the crusades defined forever the spirit of the West.A magisterial recounting of this great and terrible campaign, Deus lo Volt! tells with stunning immediacy one soldier's first-hand experience of the defining war of Christendom.

  • Published: 3 August 2001
  • ISBN: 9780712668040
  • Imprint: Pimlico
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 480
  • RRP: $32.99
Categories:

About the author

Evan S. Connell

Evan S. Connell, recognised as one of the most important voices in American literature, was the author of seventeen books, including Mrs Bridge, Mr Bridge and the bestselling Son of the Morning Star, his account of Custer's final battle at the Little Big Horn, and his book about the crusades, Deus lo Volt! In 2009 he was nominated for the Man Booker international prize. He lived in Santa Fe, New Mexico and died in 2010, aged 88.

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