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By David Nicolle

ISBN-10: 1841765155

ISBN-13: 9781841765150

In 1095 the Byzantine Emperor Alexios I appealed to the Christian states of western Europe for aid opposed to the Turks who had swept around the Empire after the disastrous Byzantine defeat at Manzikert in 1071. This ebook is set the 1st campaign (1096-1099) that undefined, and observed a number of armies of 'armed pilgrims' march throughout Europe to the Holy Land. They have been unleashed on a divided and fragmented Islamic international and gained a chain of it appears mind-blowing victories, shooting the Holy urban of Jerusalem itself. The good fortune of the 1st campaign used to be by no means to be repeated, notwithstanding, and brought on centuries of sour battle, the repercussions of that are nonetheless felt today.

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And root- ed in the conviction that the South was mor- Church of the Holy Communion echoed Mm by calling upon his congrethe Charleston superior to the materialistic, mongrel gation to* North. " ally Southerners had been given the responsibility of perpetuating it. Thus the crusade, as Episcopal Bishop Stephen Elliott of Georgia saw it, was Some "Fight! fight, friends, till the of the militant clergy served in the front lines, ry under my and fire. several One were cited chaplain for gallant- named Brady, in ra- an action near Columbus, Kentucky, shot of the misguided Yan- two Yankees, slashed the throat of another to destroy the "infidel tionalistic principles" 58 war years — men such as the Reverend James Thornwell of South Carolina and the mighty Benjamin Palmer of New Orleans — exhort- in the unanimity: Nearly creeds presumed the assistance of conflict it.

Al- dom though they had nearly unanimously en- in the slaveholding South. Instead, dorsed secession, a number of papers be- covered that the most violent editorial came tacks bitter critics of the Davis government. — with the Most of the five Richmond dailies persistently attacked Examiner in the lead — the President's Cabinet appointments. Pa- pers in Lynchburg and Raleigh, Augusta and Charlestown, also heaped abuse on the President. One newspaper even blamed Davis for the fact that marched in the Confederate soldiers snow without government remained resolutely loyal he disat- upon the Confederate President and his generals official were permitted to pass without challenge.

Augusta Jane Evans of Alabama, a wellknown writer before the War, produced a novel called Macaria; which incorporated 44 or, Altars of Sacrifice, a report of the battle A Culture Transformed Run of Bull gard. " By the time it had gone through two editions, the difficulty of sitting in a rifle pit out- and trying to read aloud from The Heart of Midlothian over the side Atlanta Scott's crash of Federal guns. Poetry, too, enjoyed a surge of popularity. she was famous. Paul Hamilton Hayne, a wellborn Charles- Almost equally popular was John Esten a Virginia lawyer and devoted exponent of the theory that Virginians were tonian, descended from the aristocratic, English Cavaliers who migrated to America in the mid-17th Century.

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