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Booke of Days (Trade)

In "A Booke of Days", Rivele brilliantly recreates the First Crusade of 1096, a brutal, ungodly expedition of greed and conquest. "An absorbing and intelligent look at a fascinating period of history".—"Publishers Weekly".
Booke of Days (Trade)
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A Booke of Days is the captivating story of a young French nobleman, Roger, Duke of Lunel, who leaves his home in Provence in the 11th century to join the forces that will attempt to recapture Jerusalem from its Turkish occupiers. Forced to leave his new wife by the sacred commitment of an armed pilgrimage, he is plagued by guilt over a secret sin from his past and his own religious doubt that arises during his mission. The holy crusade on which Roger embarks soon degenerates into a savage campaign dogged by betrayal, deceit and greed. Yet this was the greatest adventure of its time, where a hundred thousand medieval men who had previously never traveled much beyond their own villages undertook a journey halfway across the known world for the promise of salvation. Most would never see their homelands again. And for Roger, this greatest of all spiritual undertakings is an intensely human quest: a war of new and old ideas, a collision of cultures, an awakening prompted as much by slaughter as sanctity, a battle of the flesh as well as the spirit.
STEPHEN J. RIVELE is an Oscar-nominated screenwriter (Nixon and Ali) and the author of books that include A Booke of Days.
Author
Stephen J. Rivele
Short Title
BOOKE OF DAYS (TRADE)
Language
English
ISBN-10
0786704624
ISBN-13
9780786704620
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
DEWEY
FIC
Year
1998
Publication Date
1998-01-31
Imprint
Carroll & Graf Publishers Inc
Subtitle
A Novel of the Crusades
Place of Publication
New York
Country of Publication
United States
Birth
1949
Illustrations
black & white illustrations
Pages
448
Publisher
Westview Press
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