The Crusades (Second Edition): A History
The Crusades: A History is a comprehensive, single-volume history of the Crusades, from their beginnings in the eleventh century through to their decline and eventual ending at the close of the eighteenth century. As well as providing an account of the major Crusades, the book describes the organization of a Crusade, the experience of crusading and the Crusaders themselves.In a new preface and aft...
Paperback: 392 pages
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic; second edition edition (July 30, 2005)
Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1.1 x 9.3 inches
Amazon Rank: 9496879
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“This book is really weird. It is really well written, the way only a British professor can write. Yet there is no life in it. Some readers think it reads like a textbook and they are right, but perhaps a very well written textbook. The book seeks to ...”
rword, Jonathan Riley-Smith surveys recent developments in the field and examines responses to the Crusades in different periods, from the Romantics to the Islamic world today. The book concludes with a challenge to a historiographical tradition that has often been fraught with controversy.In a fully revised second edition, this remains the standard and authoritative account of the fascinating history of the Crusades.