visión de conjunto:Reseña del editor Magnificent compilation of all 100 original plates from Michaud's classic History of the Crusades. Includes The War Cry of the Crusaders The Massacre of Antioch The Road to Jerusalem The Baptism of Infidels The Battle of Lepanto and many more. Powerful striking royalty-free illustrations. Captions. Contraportada Long regarded as the standard history of the subject François Michaud's History of the Crusades published in 1877 recorded over four centuries of passionate bloody wars that brought the countries—and cultures—of Asia and Europe into conflict with one another. To illustrate Michaud's classic study Gustave Doré executed 100 striking plates capturing all the savagery nobility and vast sweep of the centuries-long conflict.This splendid collection includes all 100 of the Doré illustrations including scenes of Peter the Hermit Preaching the Crusade The War Cry of the Crusaders The Massacre of Antioch The Road to Jerusalem The Crusade of Children The Discovery of the True Cross The Baptism of Infidels Two Hundred Knights Attack Twenty Thousand Saracens Richard Coeur de Lion Delivering Jaffa The Battle of Lepanto Entry of the Crusaders into Constantinople and many more. Masterly in their combination of power vivid detail and striking visual effects the plates are perhaps the finest pictorial recreation of the immense clash of cultures and religions underlying the great historical drama of the Crusades.Sure to delight any lover of fine art or magnificent book illustrations Doré's Illustrations of the Crusades with descriptive captions and a concise chronology of the principal events will also serve as an invaluable source of striking royalty-free illustrations.Dover (1997) republication of all 100 plates from History of the Crusades by Michaud published in two volumes by George Barrie Publisher Philadelphia n.d. (Original French edition Histoire des Croisades 1877.) Biografía del autor French illustrator Gustave Doré (1833–83) began his prolific career at the age of 15 and his dramatic engravings have exercised an incalculable influence over latter-day artists. The remarkable scope of his work ranges from Milton Dante and the Bible to Rabelais Shakespeare and street scenes of 19th-century London.