The Crusades: The Authoritative History of the War for the Holy Land by Thomas AsbridgeThe Crusades: The Authoritative History of the War for the Holy Land by Thomas Asbridge

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

byThomas Asbridge

Paperback | March 8, 2011

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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 and Islamic worlds, full of adventure, intrigue, and sweeping grandeur.

Thomas Asbridge is Reader in Medieval History at Queen Mary, University of London, and the author of 'The Greatest Knight: The Remarkable Life of William Marshal, the Power Behind Five English Thrones' (2014), 'The Crusades: The War for the Holy Land' (2010) and 'The First Crusade: A New History' (2004). He studied for a BA in Ancient ...
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Title:The Crusades: The Authoritative History of the War for the Holy LandFormat:PaperbackDimensions:784 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 1.26 inPublished:March 8, 2011Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060787295

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Engaging Fantastic book that provides an account from both perspectives (West and Arab).
Date published: 2017-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Narrative Amazing Narrative. Hard to put the book away from reading. I finished reading it in 4 days.
Date published: 2017-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read Reads like a good novel. Could hardly put it down. Good scholarship, good narrative. Fills a big gap in my knowledge of Near East history.
Date published: 2015-02-28

Editorial Reviews

“A truly comprehensive history of holy war in the Holy Land. Emphasizing the dramatic Third Crusade and its heroic antagonists, Richard the Lionheart and Saladin, the narrative reads like an adventure story, albeit one that is both factual and instructive.”