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Published: 21 March 2019

280 Pages | 16 color images


ISBN: 9780190274207

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Nebuchadnezzar's Dream

The Crusades, Apocalyptic Prophecy, and the End of History

Jay Rubenstein

  • Examines how the Crusades and the conquest of Jerusalem shook Western Europe by breaking the "patterns of history" and awaking it to its own identity and agency
  • Draws from historical and literary texts, theological treatises, and stunning medieval illustrations
  • Traces the ripple-effect of crusading on medieval intellectual culture