- Additional Details
- Format: DVD
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 2
- Run Time: 180 Minutes
- Region: 1
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
- Studio: A&E Home Video
- DVD Release Date: December 26, 2005
- Audio: ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Stereo
- Genre: Documentary
- Color: Color
Behind-the-Scenes Featurette: History in the Making: The Crusades
Bonus Documentary: The Knights Templar
- Release Date: 2005
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.
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