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Guest Speaker: Former Public Defender, Julius Kole


Author Discussion & Signing with Sharan Newman

Title: Defending the City of God: A Medieval Queen, The First Crusades, & the Quest for Peace in Jursalem.

 

Description

Jerusalem sits at the crossroads of three continents and has been continuously invaded for millennia. Yet, in the middle of one of the region’s most violent eras, the Crusades, an amazing multicultural  world was forming. Templar knights, Muslim  peasants, Turkish caliphs, Jewish merchants, and the native Christians, along with the children of the first crusaders, blended cultures while struggling to survive in a land constantly at war. Defending the City of God explores this fascinating and forgotten world, and how a group of sisters, daughters  of the King of Jerusalem, whose  supporters included Grand Masters of the Templars and Armenian  clerics, held together the fragile treaties, understandings, and marriages that allowed for relative peace among the many different factions. As the crusaders fought to maintain their conquests, these relationships quickly unraveled, and the religious and cultural diversity was lost as hardline factions took over. Weaving together the political intrigues and dynastic battles that transformed the Near East with an evocative portrait of medieval Jerusalem, this is an astonishing look at a forgotten side of the first Crusades.

About the Author

Sharan Newman is a medieval historian and award-winning author of nonfiction and fiction. Her books include The Real History Behind the Templarsand The Real History Behind the Da Vinci Code . She’s been featured in The Catholic World ReportThe OregonianFortean TimesYahoo! Voices, and on TLC. She lives in Ashland, Oregon.

Defending the City of God: A Medieval Queen, the First Crusades, and the Quest for Peace in Jerusalem Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781137278654
Availability: Out of Print
Published: St. Martin's Press - April 29th, 2014

The History Discussion Group (Clio's Chroniclers)

Title: Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker & the Rise & Fall of the        Commanche, The Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History

Author: S. C. Gwynne 

Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781416591061
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Published: Scribner - May 10th, 2011

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Title: T
he Boxer Rebellion: Dramatic Story of China's War of Foreigners that Shook the World.


Author: Diana Preston 

 

 

Boxer Rebellion: The Dramatic Story of China's War on Foreigners that Shook the World in the Summ er of 1900 Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780425180846
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Published: Berkley - July 2001

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