The Crusades: Crescent & The Cross (2005)

History Channel

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HISTORY presents the epic battle between two Middle Age superpowers, the Christian Crusaders and the Muslims for the ultimate price, the city of Jerusalem. This documentary is driven by the key personalities of the First, Second, and Third Crusades, the popes, kings, sultans, and knights. Experience the murder, treachery, and bloodshed of this legendary chapter of history through the eyes of key historical figures--now in stunning Blu-ray.



The definitive DVD exploration of the centuries-long conflict between Muslims and Christians for control of Jerusalem.



* Renowned historians offer expert commentary.

* The epic series from THE HISTORY CHANNEL.

* Cutting-edge re-creations and computer graphics bring the battles to life.



CRUSADES: THE CRESCENT AND THE CROSS unfurls two centuries of war between two of the world's most enduring religions in an ancient, unending struggle of human and divine drama.



A literal city of God, Jerusalem had been under Muslim control for over 400 years when Christian soldiers first besieged it in 1096 AD. Galvanized by Pope Urban II, waves of Christian warriors had fought their way from Europe to the Holy Land intent on bringing it under Christian control. Countless battles, amazing feats and an unforgettable cast of characters forged legends and legacies, but clear victory remained elusive. Only the 13th century and a new scourge from the steppes of Asia would bring an end to the Crusades.



With breathtaking CGI-enhanced visuals, heart-pounding reenactments, and stunning footage from rarely seen locations, CRUSADES: THE CRESCENT AND THE CROSS brings the first three major Crusades alive for a new generation in conflict.



Join the front lines for an epic battle between two superpowers from the Middle Ages – the Christian Crusaders and the Muslims. Fought over two centuries, the conflict decided the fate of the Holy Lands of the Middle East, a tiny strip of land only a few hundred miles long containing the ultimate prize – the city of Jerusalem.



Learn the story of key personalities of the First, Second, and Third Crusades – popes, kings, sultans and knights who in the name of God ruthlessly fought for land and power. Experience the murder, treachery and bloodshed of this legendary chapter of history through the eyes of key historical figures such as Richard the Lionheart and Saladin, King Louis VII and Nur al-Din.



With breathtaking CGI-enhanced visuals, heart-pounding re-enactments, and stunning footage from rarely seen locations, The Crusades: Crescent & the Cross brings the first three Crusades alive, offering fresh insight for a new generation in conflict.

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