Crusades: The Illustrated History

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Duncan Baird, 2004 - Christianity and other religions - 224 pages
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Discover The Truth About The Crusades - The Military Campaigns, The Cultural Impact And The Legacy Of Centuries-Long Disputes On Society Today Crusades Is An Authoritative And Compelling Text Written By A Team Of Specialist Historians. It Focuses Principally On The Struggle In The Holy Land Between Christendom And Islam, But Also Examines The Smaller-Scale European Campaigns Directed Against Heretics In France, Central Europe And The Baltic, And The Wars Of Reconquest In Spain. Crusades Not Only Provides A Chronological Narrative Of All The Major Campaigns, But Also Looks At The Complex Background To Events - Including The Divisions Between The Major Religions And, Just As Importantly, Within Them. Throughout The Text, The Cultural Impact Of The Crusades On Society Today Is Made Evident Due To The Interaction Of Peoples Through Trade, Science, Art And Philosophy. Beautifully Illustrated Throughout, Crusades Brings History Vividly To Life. Anyone Who Wishes To Probe The Historical Roots Of 21st -Century Tensions Between Islam And The West, Or Simply To Learn About One Of The Most Fascinating Phenomena Of The Middle Ages, Will Find This Book Endlessly Informative And Compelling.

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User Review  - linhtalinhtinh - Goodreads

Seems to be a generalist approach. Excellent writing. Short, concise, yet informative, and of course it does not fail to mention historiographical problems of the study of crusades. Read full review

Review: Crusades: The Illustrated History

User Review  - Goodreads

Seems to be a generalist approach. Excellent writing. Short, concise, yet informative, and of course it does not fail to mention historiographical problems of the study of crusades. Read full review

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