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Want to learn more about history, but don’t think you have the time? Think again.The Crusades were a series of Holy Wars launched by the Christian states of Europe against the Islamic States of the Middle East. The Crusades started in 1095 when Pope Claremont preached the First Crusade at the Council of Claremont. The Pope's preaching led to thousands immediately affixingWant to learn more about history, but don’t think you have the time? Think again.The Crusades were a series of Holy Wars launched by the Christian states of Europe against the Islamic States of the Middle East. The Crusades started in 1095 when Pope Claremont preached the First Crusade at the Council of Claremont. The Pope's preaching led to thousands immediately affixing the cross to their garments and taking up arms; this book is the story of their journey.The Very Brief History series is intended to give the reader a short, concise account of the most important events in world history. Each book provides the reader with the essential facts concerning a particular event or person; no distractions, just the essential facts, allowing the reader to master the subject in the shortest time possible. With The Very Brief History series, anyone can become a history expert!...

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ISBN : 17980655
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 43 Pages
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The Crusades: A Very Brief History Reviews

  • Rob Neely
    2019-05-07 23:57

    I got interested in this after reading Ghengis Khan and the Making of a New World. My sense of history before reading that ended with biblical stories and picked up at the Renaissance - leaving centuries of interesting history as a knowledge gap. The Crusades are often touted in how they've shaped our modern world, and this book - as advertised - is a brief summary of these events, and it delivered. I'm now interested in learning more about the Christian Reformation, and the Dark Ages, as so much more happened way back then than I ever learned about (or maybe cared about) in my youth.I'm not sure that a book that got into more detail would've held my interest, but I feel like I at least got the important points in this tragic period. If nothing else, it reinforced that religion and politics were intricately intertwined back then, and one must keep that in mind - as it's still true today.

  • Skylar
    2019-05-04 01:24

    When I opened this Kindle version and saw exactly how short it was, I didn't expect much. I was wrong. It was a good, concise version of the entire Crusades. My only frustration is that a quick parenthetical would have been helpful to explain place names and ethnic groups when those names are not the common name today. The author did this periodically, but not with consistency, and strangely, more at the end than anywhere else. Perhaps he wrote the last chapter first?

  • John Calderbank
    2019-05-14 23:25

    A brief overviewAn overview view of the crusades not an in depth study, a lot of the name places are very familiar with the current world problems that are centred in that part of the world

  • Brian Bigelow
    2019-04-22 00:04

    Well researched and very condensed. Very well written to be honest which aids in the speed I was able to read it. It took me about an hour and a half to read it from beginning to end. If the author had expanded the book somewhat I probably would have given it five stars.

  • Eric
    2019-05-04 21:58

    Summarizes the years of the Crusade very well with clear details of people, places and events. Author does not take a one-sided view on the wars and mentions the benefits of both Christian and Muslim society at that time.

  • Christopher Nelson
    2019-05-06 23:15

    A very complicated history in short. A very short, concise history of a complicated time. This is only good as a primer or a starting point for more in-depth study of the Crusades. It is very well written though. I would recommend it for the reasons I already mentioned.

  • Aaron
    2019-04-30 22:16

    So simplified as to be inaccurateI did not enjoy this book or consider it informative. Your time would be better spent on more detailed books.

  • Benjamin Barnes
    2019-05-08 06:21

    FascinatingThis is the first book on the crusades that I have ever read. It really wet my appetite to know more. about this interesting period of human history.

  • Patricia Payne
    2019-05-15 04:02

    Interesting...Brief is a very accurate description, but does offer concise facts. Brings each sides views into play. Good overview if that is what you're looking for.

  • Tome Addiction
    2019-05-07 22:12

    A brief history of the Crusades, 16000 feet overview.

  • Anil Swarup
    2019-05-11 02:57

    Really a brief history of the Crusades. Perhaps only Mark Black could do it. He seems to have perfected this art.