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If you want to discover the captivating history of the Crusades, then pay attention...

It could be said that European kings and nobles in the Middle Ages were Crusade mad. The enormous amount of fighting men who periodically sailed off to the Near East to do battle with Muslims are evidence of the widespread popularity of overseas adventurism at the time. The notion of a Crusade, in which large armies assembled from various regions of Europe for the purpose of doing battle with Turkish and Arab Muslims, became so fixed that it was expanded to include Crusades against heretical European Christian sects.

In The Crusades: A Captivating Guide to the Military Expeditions during the Middle Ages That Departed from Europe with the Goal to Free Jerusalem and Aid Christianity in the Holy Land, you will discover topics such as:

  • The First Crusade (1095 - 1099) -The Pope Calls the Faithful to Arms
  • The Armies of the First Crusade Engage with the Enemy
  • The Aftermath of the First Crusade
  • The Second Crusade (1147-1149) The Beginnings of the Kingdom of Jerusalem
  • The Third Crusade (1189-1192) - The King’s Crusade
  • The Fourth Crusade (1202-1204) - The Latin Empire of Constantinople and the Children’s Crusade
  • The Fifth Crusade (1217-1221)
  • The Sixth Crusade (1228) - The Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II Takes the Cross
  • The Seventh Crusade (1248-1254)
  • The Eighth Crusade (1270)
  • And much, much more!

So if you want to learn more about the history of the Crusades, get this audiobook now!

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  • WilmaLam
  • 22-11-2019

Lots of information.

learn about the crusades. It was a fascinating book and I appreciated the author not taking sides, but rather explaining why each person did what they did.

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  • OliverAnthony
  • 21-11-2019

Parallels galore

The book puts to rest the outlandish suggestions that the current conflict between Muslims and the West is somehow connected to the Crusades.

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  • Gordon Frank
  • 14-10-2020

too much

for historians only trivia revealed so much death , read at your own peril luck

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  • SummerEspinoza
  • 23-11-2019

History!

Most GREAT history since The Greatest Knight. Fascinating in both its detail and its insights into the central figures of an era about which I knew very little.

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  • LoreneBraun
  • 23-11-2019

Interesting, well researched

A detailed review of historical factors involved on "both sides" as they fight against each other and among themselves.An interesting book, a lively presentation.

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  • SophiaRodriguez
  • 23-11-2019

It's an amazing book.

Great history book!Gripping story , multifaceted unbiased approach , details do not divert from main thread , superb perspective

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  • JohnsonGarza
  • 23-11-2019

Updating my subject knowledge. Good book

The best book I have read on the subject. A complex subject addressed clearly without forgetting or wallowing in the humanity of all sides.

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  • JeniferBuckley
  • 23-11-2019

Worth the time

Thoughtful, well researched, presenting alternate views when the historical record isn't clear, and well researched: what else could one ask for? This is very well done.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 22-11-2019

The book will provide the historical background

Another great virtue about the book is that it is backed by a solid research, so there are no doubts about the quality of the information. And it should also be said that the book never simplifies matters.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 22-11-2019

Complicated subject

The story of the crusades is a story that has deep resonance to this day, and should be studied in high schools and universities in much more detail. For the general reader and crusade history buffs this is the book to read. Very well done indeed.

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  • LoganBruce
  • 20-11-2019

Easy to digest

It’s interesting and informative but still easy to understand. The author writes in a way that’s easily digestible if you’re not a history buff.

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  • AsaBradshaw
  • 20-11-2019

politics or pop culture.

Written well with a lot of good insight. I am only half way through but thoroughly enjoying it and tries to give you multiple perspectives.

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  • MarcelinoHull
  • 20-11-2019

informative

I would recommend this to anyone who wants to read a good history of the Crusades without it being tainted by modern politics or pop culture.

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  • DeirdreHarrison
  • 19-11-2019

Crusades the whole story

Excellent book. Lots of names and dates this book takes time to read there is so much to take in It will overwhelm you if you let it.

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  • CaraSherman
  • 19-11-2019

Lots of detail

I found this book extremely detailed but was difficult for me to work through. Author certainly has done his research. Chronology section in back of the book was very interesting.

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  • ZackCantrell
  • 19-11-2019

The best treatise on Crusades

lots of information. very interesting audiobook. so much information, will probably have to read it again. fantastic book, learned so much from it.

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  • WalterZamora
  • 19-11-2019

A wonderful work on the Crusades!

Track down many of the inaccuracies that have found their way into the history of the Crusades, both about the Christians and the Muslims.

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  • ElaineSchwartz
  • 19-11-2019

History with realistic perspective

Well written account of the crusades, very good narrative at times make you feel you are reading a thriller. Very enjoyable and realistic approach.

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  • AdanCunningham
  • 18-11-2019

History of the Crusades

Carefully described the main characters in the Crusades from their political motivations to personality flaws. It was very well written and I would recommend to anyone looking for a comprehensive history of the wars.

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  • ClarenceProctor
  • 18-11-2019

A few hundred years of holy war

All in all, and excellent work, recommended for anyone interested in this era of European/Middle Eastern/Near Eastern history.

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