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Fortunately, it is not so for the reader. Belloc explains how the establishing of what was a monarchy of sorts, was the key to holding the Holy Land. Many indict Christianity over the Crusades. My knowledge of the world back then was fuzzy now it’s a lot clearer.

Certainly some bias in its insights but it doesn’t disrupt the value. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Very informative, very opinionated, very hard to disagree with.

Lad by Hilaire Belloc. 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. In this book, he gives fascinating historical background re: Islam has not suffered this spiritual decline. Makes history come alive and gives a rare, true appreciation of Christendom and of our Catholic forefathers!

Belloc is a master. Exhilaratingly partisan analysis of the crusades. We are divided in the face of a Mohammedan world I wonder what Hilaire would have thought about the events of the last 20 or so years We worship ourselves, we worship the nation; or we worship some few of us a particular economic arrangement crzadas to be the satisfaction of social justice Aug 02, Ethan rated it liked it.


The Crusades by Hilaire Belloc

Belloc excels in writing what for him was apparently a chore of a book. 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. Matthew Gaul rated it really liked it Feb 08, Joe rated it liked it Mar 15, Jul 14, ValeriZentsov rated it really liked it.

Belloc’s account of the final defeat of the Crusaders fighting against Islam was heartbreaking. One must always look to Belloc thoroughly explains what lead the Catholics of Europe to start on the First Crusade, and why the Crusading effort ultimately failed.

Jason rated it it was amazing May 20, Islam has not suffered this spiritual decline; and in the contrast between [our religious chaos and Islam’s] religious certitudes still strong throughout the Mohammedan world lies our peril.

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One should have a The Crusades, by Hilaire Belloc, this book has all the benefits, and suffers all the problems of a book written in it’s era. In the end, Islam finally organized under powerful vizier warriors, the greatest was Saladin, and regained control of the Holy Land. In his final analysis, in commenting on the Europe of modern day, Belloc stated, “The West has returned, and one might say that the work of Saladin was plainly undone.

He details how feudal Europe hampered the participants in truly organizing the Crusade against Islamic control over the Holy Land Nov 16, Erik marked it as to-read Shelves: Brian Anthony rated it it was amazing Mar 16, It, however, was a testament to western civilization To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Refresh and try again.


Open Preview See a Problem? Want to Read saving…. Lists with This Book. To ask other readers questions about The Crusadesplease sign up. Jun 13, Brian Reinholz rated it really liked it. Islam essentially survives, and Islam would not have survived had the Crusade made good its hold upon the essential point of Damascus. This is what held them together, in spite of the many factions that vied for control and power during the Crusades.

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. I would prefer more military implications but it was interesting to learn how much Western culture is beholden to the Levant — particularly modern day Syria — and the impact the Crusades had on medicine, cruzafas history and mathematics.

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