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Victory and Defeat [electronic resource]

BBC Worldwide Ltd
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
In this program, Dr. Thomas Asbridge explains that the outcome of the Crusades was decided not in Jerusalem, but in Egypt. Using the latest archaeological evidence and eyewitness chronicles, he argues that it was a fearsome slave warrior from the Russian steppes - now forgotten in the West - who finally sealed the fate of the Christian warriors. Asbridge also challenges the idea that the Crusades sparked a clash of civilizations between Islam and the West that continues to this day.
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50 min.
9 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on April 29, 2013.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
The Crusades
Crusades (Films Media Group)
  • Introduction: Victory and Defeat: The Crusades (1:33)
  • State of Crusades in Thirteenth Century (1:20)
  • Knightly Orders (2:27)
  • Crusades Economically Connect Enemies (2:56)
  • Crusades Drift (1:20)
  • Louis IX (2:13)
  • Jean of Joinville and Louis IX (1:57)
  • Strategic Importance of Egypt (2:05)
  • Beach Landing in Egypt (2:23)
  • Setting for Mansourah Confrontation (1:55)
  • Louis IX Defeated (1:28)
  • Louis IX Captured (1:54)
  • Mamluk (1:47)
  • Mongols (2:01)
  • Mamluk Confront Mongols (2:08)
  • Baibars's Conspiracy (1:45)
  • Baibars Creates Spiritual Legitimacy (1:30)
  • Baibars Builds State (1:34)
  • Crusader States Vulnerable to Baibars (1:35)
  • Baibars Takes Arsuf (3:00)
  • Baibars' Bridge and Legacy (2:57)
  • Baibars Takes Antioch (1:35)
  • Crusades and Nineteenth Century Europe (1:45)
  • Distorted Understanding of Crusades (2:16)
  • Credits: Victory and Defeat: The Crusades (0:33)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c2012.
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  • 52448s Films Media Group
  • 52451 Films Media Group
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1 streaming video file (50 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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