Jay Rubenstein

Armies of Heaven: The First Crusade and the Quest for Apocalypse

Author: Jay Rubenstein
Beginning in 1095 and culminating four bloody years later, the First Crusade represented a new kind of warfare: holy, unrestrained, and apocalyptic. This book tells the story of this cataclysmic event through the eyes of those who witnessed it, emphasizing the fundamental role that apocalyptic thought played in motivating the

Monodies and On the Relics of Saints: The Autobiography and a Manifesto of a French Monk from the Time of the Crusades

Co-editor: Jay Rubenstein
The first Western autobiography since Augustine’s Confessions, the Monodies is set against the backdrop of the First Crusade and offers stunning insights into medieval society. It is joined in this volume by On the Relics of Saints, a theological manifesto that has never appeared in English until now.