By Nicholas Morton
In 1119, the folks of the close to East got here jointly in an epic conflict of horses, swords, sand, and blood that may make a decision the destiny of the town of the Aleppo--and the jap Crusader states. Fought among tribal Turkish warriors on steppe ponies, Arab foot infantrymen, Armenian bowmen, and eu knights, the battlefield used to be the amphitheater into which the folk of Eurasia poured their complete gladiatorial may well. sporting a section of the real move ahead of them, the Frankish military complex, awaiting a victory that might safe their dominance over the total zone. however the famed Frankish cavalry cost failed them, and the well-arranged battlefield dissolved right into a melee. Surrounded by means of enemy forces, the crusaders suffered a vast defeat. With their improve in Northern Syria stalled, the momentum of the crusader conquest started to evaporate, and could by no means be recovered.
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The Field of Blood: The Battle for Aleppo and the Remaking of the Medieval Middle East by Nicholas Morton