The Dark Ages might be drawing to a close, but Europe is still in turmoil. Petty lords vie against beleaguered kings who struggle to assert control over their fragmented realms.The Pope calls for a Crusade to protect the Christians in the Holy Land even as he refuses to relinquish control over the investiture of bishops - and their riches. Now is the time for greatness. Expand your demesne and secure the future of your dynasty. Fill your coffers, appoint vassals, root out traitors and heretics, introduce laws and interact with hundreds of nobles, each with their own agenda.A good lord will always need friends to support him. But beware, as loyal vassals can quickly turn to bitter rivals, and some might not be as reliable as they seem... Stand ready, and increase your prestige until the world whispers your name in awe. Do you have what it takes to become a Crusader King?Crusader Kings II explores one of the defining periods in world history in an experience crafted by the masters of Grand Strategy. Medieval Europe is brought to life in this epic game of knights, schemes, and thrones...This product includes:Crusader Kings IICrusader Kings II: The Old Gods (Expansion - Crusader Kings II: The Old Gods)Crusader Kings II: Sons of Abraham (Expansion - Crusader Kings II: Sons of Abraham)Crusader Kings II: Rajas of India (Expansion - Crusader Kings II: Rajas of India)Crusader Kings II: Charlemagne (Expansion - Crusader Kings II: Charlemagne)Crusader Kings II: Horse Lords (Expansion - Crusader Kings II: Horse Lords)Crusader Kings II: Conclave (Expansion - Crusader Kings II: Conclave)Crusader Kings II: Jade Dragon (Expansion - Crusader Kings II: Jade Dragon)Crusader Kings II: Holy Fury (Expansion - Crusader Kings II: Holy Fury)Crusader Kings II: Monks and Mystics (Expansion - Crusader Kings II: Monks and Mystics)Crusader Kings II: Sword of Islam (Expansion - Crusader Kings II: Sword of Islam)Crusader Kings II: Legacy of Rome (Expansion - Crusader Kings II: Legacy of Rome)Crusader Kings II: Sunset Invasion (Expansion - Crusader Kings II: Sunset Invasion)Crusader Kings II: The Republic (Expansion - Crusader Kings II: The Republic)Crusader Kings II: Way of Life (Expansion - Crusader Kings II: Way of Life)Crusader Kings II: The Reaper's Due (Expansion - Crusader Kings II: The Reaper's Due)
Crusader Kings II - Sons of Abraham (DLC) Jetzt Crusader Kings II Sons of Abraham kaufen! Bei uns bekommen Sie den Key für die Aktivierung des DLC von innerhalb der angegebenen Lieferzeit direkt per Email zugesendet.rnDiese Erweiterung für Crusader Kings II erkundet eine der bestimmenden Perioden der Weltgeschichte.rn Mit dem Key können Sie Crusader Kings II Sons of Abraham via Steam herunterladen und installieren. Steam finden Sie hier. Schnell, einfach - sicher. Das Originalspiel (nicht in diesem Angebot enthalten) wird benötigt, um die Inhalte des DLC verwenden bzw. spielen zu können. Video Screenshots Produktbeschreibung Crusader Kings II: Sons of Abraham ist die fünfte Erweiterung für das von der Kritik gepriesene Strategie-RPG. Das Gameplay konzentriert sich auf die abrahamitischen Religionen Christentum, Islam und Judentum. Lassen Sie Ihre Bischöfe zu Kardinälen ernennen und nutzen Sie die Macht des Papsttums, leihen Sie sich Geld von den Tempelrittern und schicken Sie unerwünschte Verwandte weg, damit diese ihre Tage in einem Kloster verbringen. Sons of Abraham führt auch in die jüdische Religion ein und ermöglicht es Ihnen, das Königreich Israel wiederherzustellen und den Tempel in Jerusalem wieder aufzubauen. Das mittelalterliche Europa wird in diesem epischen Spiel mit Rittern, allerlei Machenschaften und Königshäusern zum Leben erweckt.
Crusader Kings II: Sons of Abraham is the fifth expansion for the critically praised strategy/RPG , focusing on the Abrahamic religions; Christianity, Islam and Judaism. Get your bishops appointed cardinals and tap the might of the Papacy, borrow money from the Knights Templar and send troublesome relatives off to live out their days in a monastery. Sons of Abraham also introduces the Jewish religion and allows you to recreate the Kingdom of Israel and rebuild the Temple in Jerusalem.The expansion for Crusader Kings II explores one of the defining periods in world history in an experience crafted by Paradox Development Studio, the masters of Grand Strategy. Medieval Europe is brought to life in this epic game of knights, schemes, and thrones.
The Crusades are the prototype and epitome of the Holy War. The fight to take control of the city of Jerusalem, believed to be the most sacred Holy City to two distinct religions of Christianity and Islam, has lasted far longer than the two centuries of the Crusades, and its reach has extended far further than Europe and the Middle East. Over the course of nine organized campaigns and many more unorganized ones, the Christian West militarized in the name of God to push back the threat of Islam advancing from the East. Inside you will read about.... Peace in War: A Background to the Crusades The First to the Eighth Crusade Establishing the Crusader States The Children’s Crusade and Crusading Against Christians? The Last Crusade And much more! Understanding the Crusades is key in understanding the religious divides that still threaten the order of the world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jimmy Kieffer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/108011/bk_acx0_108011_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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 150,000 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. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Barrett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/008051/bk_tant_008051_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Crusading and the Crusader States explores how the idea of holy war emerged from the troubled society of the eleventh century, and why Jerusalem and the Holy Land were so important to Europeans. It follows the progress of the major crusading expeditions, offering insights into initial success and subsequent failure, charts the development of new attitudes towards Islam and its followers, and shows the effects of the Crusades on society and culture in the Near East.Providing analysis and discussion of this vital period of medieval history, Andrew Jotischky discusses key questions such as how crusading evolved in theory and practice, how crusading expeditions were planned and carried out, why they were considered such an essential part of medieval society, and why their popularity endured despite military failures.This new edition takes into account the wealth of rich and varied recent research to show why crusading should be seen as central to the European experience in the Middle Ages. It engages with key historiographical debates of the past decade, including how Crusades were formed, the political culture and social networks of crusading, and the effects of crusading on western religious and aristocratic culture. It now extends into the fifteenth century to discuss the lasting ramifications of the Crusades, and illustrate their legacy into the early modern period.It is essential reading for all students of the Crusades and medieval history.
After Saladin's great victory at the Battle of Hattin in 1137, Outremer, as medieval westerners called the remaining Latin or Catholic enclaves in the eastern Mediterranean, was no longer a threat to Islam. Its military elites preferred to live in peace, focusing on trade as much as on the defence of Christendom's holy places. In this, the first book in the English language to objectively study the knights of the Latin East, David Nicolle presents a well-balanced and informed account of the Western warriors who defended the Crusader territories for so long.
On 4 July 1187 the legendary Muslim leader Saladin destroyed the Crusader army of the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem with a terrible slaughter at the battle of Hattin - and went on to restore the Holy City of Jerusalem to Islamic rule. The carnage at Hattin was the culmination of almost a century of religious wars between Christian and Muslim in the Holy Land. It had enormous consequences for the whole medieval world because it produced an intensification of holy war between Islam and Europe for over another century - and in retrospect marked the beginning of the end for the Crusader presence in the Middle East. In the 20th century memory of the battle was revived as a symbol of Arab hope for liberation from Crusader-Imperialism, and in the 21st it has become a rallying cry for radical Muslim fundamentalists in their struggle for the soul of Islam. In this new volume in the Great Battles series, John France analyses the origins and course of this pivotal battle, illuminating the roots of the bitter hatred which underlay it, and explains its significance in world history - from medieval times to the present.
So what's so significant about the Byzantine Empire? It is now recognised as having had a considerable influence on the Renaissance and a significant impact in the shaping modern Europe and modern historians are increasingly acknowledging the role the Byzantine Empire played in the development of both Islam and Christianity, and the relationship between the two. The term 'Byzantine' derives from the ancient Greek city of Byzantium founded in 667 BC by colonists from Megara. It was named in honour of their leader Byzas. It later became better known as Constantinople, that gateway between West and East and played a crucial role in the transmission of Christianity to the West. Constantine is now generally known as the first Christian Emperor, and in recent years interest in him has grown, with his role in the development of Christianity being questioned by Dan Brown, author of The Da Vinci Code, amongst others. A closer examination of this formative period in the history of the church reveals a struggle to gain a coherent and cohesive religious identity. Christianity would emerge as the major religion of the Byzantine Empire in a departure from the pagan worship of the Roman Empire. The Byzantine Empire was often at the centre of profound geopolitical, cultural and religious forces that threatened to pull it apart. When Byzantine forces suffered a terrible defeat at the hands of the Seljuk Turks at the Battle of Manzikert for example, appeals to the West precipitated the First Crusade. In 1204 during the Fourth Crusade, Constantinople was conquered by the Crusader army. The dramatic siege and subsequent fall of Constantinople to the Ottoman Empire is often seen as marking the end of the medieval period. The Byzantine Empire lasted for over a thousand years, created remarkable art and architecture and created a lasting cultural and religious legacy - even its decline and fall was to have ramifications that reached far beyond its borders. The fall of Constantinople which had been a key city on the ancient Silk Road, linking East and West led many to consider the prospect of opening up new lines of trade, sea exploration that would eventually lead to major new discoveries, new routes and new worlds...