The Crusades




      The Crusades
In November of 1095 Pope Urban II launched a holy war against the infidel In 1464 a demented pontiff led an imaginary band of crusaders as far as an Adriatic port Between these dates Europe was infected by a strangely persistent fever of mass idealism Though outward zeal often cloaked the most cynical of motives, this universal spirit seized upon thousands noblemen and peasants, warriors and scholars, ascetics and lechers, vagabonds and kings Written by a prolific author of numerous histories, novels, drama, criticisms and verse, The Crusades provides a lively and authentic account of two hundred years of war, sacred journeys and the quest for riches Henry Treece reanimates many renowned figures of the period Charlemagne, Haroun al Raschid, Peter the Hermit, Richard the Lion Heart, Raymond of Toulouse, Bohemond, Saladin, Mourschid, Henry Dandolo, Frederick II, Louis the Oious and Genghis Khan as well as providing an illuminating narrative of one of Christianity s darkest periods. Read The Crusades – heartforum.co.uk

Henry Treece was a British poet and writer, who worked also as a teacher, and editor He is perhaps best remembered now as a historical novelist, particularly as a children s historical novelist, although he also wrote some adult historical novels.

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  • Hardcover
  • 256 pages
  • The Crusades
  • Henry Treece
  • English
  • 07 October 2018
  • 1566194008

10 thoughts on “ The Crusades

  1. Alex Irwin says:

    This Non fiction book about the Crusades was a great recap on exactly what happened during this time Treece did not skip out on any details of this era This book would be great for anyone doing research on the Crusades, it s amazing for details I would recommend this to anyone interested in learning about this era I personally liked this book, although I found it to be a bit dull and boring as it seemed to drag on The Holy Wars lasted for 200 years and this book grasped every detail of it This Non fiction book about the Crusades was a great recap on exactly what happened during this time Treece did not skip out on any details of this era This book would be great for anyone doing research on the Crusades, it s amazing for details I would recommend this to anyone interested in learning about this era I personally liked this book, ...

  2. Tony Tubb says:

    Treece s usual mix of historical accuracy and narrative prowess That is, it is honest, fair and balanced, showing the real motivations of the crusaders and not the white washed no pun intended version we usually get even in the better popular treatments of the subject.

  3. Ana Oliveira says:

    Steaming pile of biased garbage.

  4. Frank says:

    Read this one about the Crusades back in the 70s

  5. Julia says:

    Picked this up at a free book table and been reading it for a while Now that I don t have it on my new Kindle how will I complete it I m enjoying the history of it all and learningabout the time period Good writing from a skilled author.

  6. George says:

    Very good short coverage of the crusades, but very dated written in 1965 Covers each crusades as well as a section regarding the affects of the crusades on Europe Over all Europeans come off very badly regarding motives and actions.

  7. Keith Davis says:

    The Crusades are one of the most fascinating and bizarre events in the history of the world, and almost a thousand years later we are still feeling their impact An understanding of the Crusades is crucial to any understanding of the relationship between the west and the Muslim world today.

  8. Leo says:

    Pretty dry, but informative Rather antiquated in its social perspectives, but that doesn t really bother me in nonfiction.

  9. Michael says:

    Very even handed analysis of the Crusades that makes the Crusaders look rather bad and the Muslims puzzling and ambivalent, behavior wise.

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