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Deus Lo Volt!

A Chronicle of the Crusades

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March 1, 2001 | Paperback | 6 x 9, 480 Pages | ISBN 9781582431406
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"Arraying himself wholly in a medieval mindset for this difficult, ungainly but rewarding novel, Connell writes a massive, determinedly archaic history of the crusades from the point of view of a French knight..." —Publishers Weekly

God wills it! The year is 1095 and the most prominent leaders of the Christian world are assembled in a meadow in France. Deus lo volt! This cry is taken up, echoes forth, is carried on. The Crusades have started, and wave after wave of Christian pilgrims rush to assault the growing power of Muslims in the Holy Land. Two centuries long, it will become the defining war of the Western world.

EVAN S. CONNELL is the author of eighteen books, including Dues Lo Volt!, Mrs. Bridge, Mr. Bridge, and Son of the Morning Star. He has received numerous awards including the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the Pushcart Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and an award in literature from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters.

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“Arraying himself wholly in a medieval mindset for this difficult, ungainly but rewarding novel, Connell writes a massive, determinedly archaic history of the crusades from the point of view of a French knight… Connell’s antiquarian “forgery,” which is in the line of novels like Yourcenar’s Memoirs of Hadrian, is a great feat of historic empathy.” —Publishers Weekly

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