The assault on Jerusalem
Every book tells a story . . . And the 70 titles in the Pocket Penguins series are emblematic of the renowned breadth and quality that formed part of the original Penguin vision in 1935 and that continue to define our publishing today. Together, they tell one version of the unique story of Penguin Books. One of the great historians of the twentieth century, Steven Runciman has captivated generations with his superb A History of the Crusades, first published by Penguin in 1965, transforming the common view of the Holy Wars through its impartial and penetrating approach. Here, he describes the decisive victory of the crusaders over Arab forces in Jerusalem, an episode that perhaps more than any other was responsible for generating a Christian Moslem enmity still felt today.
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Having not read the full three volume history of the Crusades that this excerpt is taken from, this Pocket Penguins 70s edition is a good quick read and a convenient shortcut to the crux of the 1st ... Read full review