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Preview — The Crusades by Hilaire Belloc. Jason rated it it was amazing May 20, An excellent over all history of the economic, political and cultural ramifications of the Crusading movement to include the Baltics and Spain.

He details how feudal Europe hampered the participants in truly organizing the Crusade against Islamic control over the Holy Land No trivia or quizzes yet. This is what held them together, in spite of the many factions that vied for control and power during the Crusades.

Belloc excels in writing what for him was apparently a chore of a book. Lists with This Book.

The Crusades by Hilaire Belloc

One will gain a better, and I say, a more correct, more scholarly view of the Crusades and those who participated, more inline with modern real scholarly work, and less like the popular view. Thanks for telling us about the problem.


Open Preview See a Problem? We worship ourselves, we worship the nation; or we worship some few of us a particular economic arrangement believed to be the satisfaction of social justice Jul 14, ValeriZentsov rated it really liked it. Cruzads Crusades by Hilaire Belloc.

Excellent study of the Crusading effort, from the Council of Clermont to the fall of Jerusalem in The initial Crusade was the most successful Crusade, and in spite of incredible hardships suffered due to the crusaders’ unfamiliarity of the land and people, they were successful in regaining control of Jerusalem and setting up a monarchy that held that area for almost 50 years.

Kenneth rated it liked it May 20, Quotes from The Crusades. Belloc dose write in the late Victorian style, so he can go off on to tangents, repeat himself and uses large words, and long passages, do not let this deter you. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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Many indict Christianity over the Crusades. Islam essentially survives, cryzadas Islam would not have survived had the Crusade made good its hold upon the essential point of Damascus. The analysis still holds up today. VinoTinto rated it really liked it Jan 27, Belloc thoroughly explains what lead the Catholics of Europe to start on the First Crusade, and why the Crusading effort ultimately failed.


In spite of the Crusaders’ lack of truly cohesive leadership, Islam was even more fractured and subject to the arbitrary rise and fall of powerful viziers who held power until they were toppled by another more cunning or deceptive and more powerful.

Our religion is in peril, and who can be confident in the continued skill, let alone the continued crruzadas, of those who make and work our machines? Very informative, very opinionated, very hard to disagree with.

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It is not so. Belloc’s account of the final crruzadas of the Crusaders fighting against Islam was heartbreaking. One should have a good Atlas or maps of the Aegean and Near East as well as a good dictionary at hand. Belloc, an Anglo French writer, friend to G. Islam has not suffered this spiritual decline. May 13, David Brown rated it really liked it Shelves: There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Having read extensively on the Crusades, I have to beloc that Belloc’s perspective was novel; I learned plenty and chewed upon much more.