The Crusades: The Authoritative History of the War for the Holy Land

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The Crusades is an authoritative, accessible single-volume history of the brutal struggle for the Holy Land in the Middle Ages. Thomas Asbridge a renowned historian who writes with maximum vividness (Joan Acocella, The New Yorker) covers the years 1095 to 1291 in this big, ambitious, readable account of one of the most fascinating periods in history. From Richard the Lionheart to the mighty Saladin, from the emperors of Byzantium to the Knights Templar, Asbridge s book is a magnificent epic of Holy War between the Christian ...

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Charles D

Nov 11, 2010

Even handed

Very well researched, does not take sides. objective views of why people did what they did, from both sides. Well worth the time to read about a very complex time in history. Chuck

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