In Distant Lands by Lars Brownworth audiobook

In Distant Lands: A Short History of the Crusades

By Lars Brownworth
Read by Joe Barrett

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665257589

  • ISBN: 9781665257572

  • ISBN: 9781665257596

Runtime: 8.01 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

In the late fall of 1095, Pope Urban II gave a speech in Clermont, France, and set all of Europe into motion. As many as a hundred and fifty thousand people eventually responded to the call, leaving everything they knew behind to undertake what appeared to be a fool's mission: marching several thousand miles into enemy territory to reconquer Jerusalem for Christendom. Against all odds they succeeded, creating a Christian outpost in the heart of the Islamic world that lasted for the better part of two centuries.

Perhaps no other period in history is as misunderstood as the Crusades, and in this fast-paced account Lars Brownworth presents the entire story, from the first clash of Christendom and Islam in the dusty sands of Yarmouk, to the fall of the last crusader state. Along the way he introduces the listener to an exotic world peopled by mighty emperors, doomed Templars, grasping generals, and ambitious peasants. Some of the most famous names of the Middle Ages—Richard the Lionheart, Saladin, Eleanor of Aquitaine, and the legendary Prester John—illuminate this era of splendor, adventure, and faith.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Joe Barrett did an excellent job narrating In Distant Lands. . . . He never stumbles on any of the foreign words whether French or Arabic. I would not hesitate to choose another book he narrates. Exit, pursued by a bear

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Author

Author Bio: Lars Brownworth

Author Bio: Lars Brownworth

Lars Brownworth is an author, speaker, broadcaster, and teacher based in Maryland. He created the first history podcast, “12 Byzantine Rulers,” which Apple recognized as one of the “top fifty podcasts that defined their genres.” He has written for the Wall Street Journal and been profiled in the New York Times, who likened him to some of history’s great popularizers. His books include Lost to the West: The Forgotten Byzantine Empire that Rescued Western Civilization, The Normans: From Raiders to Kings, and The Sea Wolves: A History of the Vikings.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 8.01
Audience: Adult
Language: English