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In a gripping narrative bursting with big names - from St. Augustine and Attila the Hun to the Prophet Muhammad and Eleanor of Aquitaine - Dan Jones charges through the history of the Middle Ages. Powers and Thrones takes you on a journey through an emerging Europe, the great capitals of late Antiquity, as well as the influential cities of the Islamic West, and culminates in the first European voyages to the Americas.
By telling intimate stories of individual journeys, Jones illuminates these centuries of war not only from the perspective of popes and kings, but from Arab-Sicilian poets, Byzantine princesses, Sunni scholars, Shi'ite viziers, Mamluk slave soldiers, Mongol chieftains, and barefoot friars.
An authoritative, accessible single-volume history of the brutal struggle for the Holy Land in the Middle Ages.