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  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: Unrated (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00005U8F3
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 134,010 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Neil Lennon on 18 Aug. 2013
Format: Paperback
This is a review of the book "Crusades" by Terry Jones and Alan Ereira, not the DVD. I'm not sure why Amazon have lumped the two sets of reviews together as the book is not a word for word transcript of the television program, but an intelligent and beautifully written history book in its own right.

Who would have thought that an ex Python could actually do such a good job of summarising such a long and complicated period of history. As I understand it he is now a professor but prior to reading this book I wondered whether that was an honourary title from the University of Wallamaloo.

On the contrary Terry Jones (and his co-author Alan Ereira) show an excellent understanding of the Crusades and have been able to condense that history down into a short and very readable book that provides the perfect introduction to the period. The writing style is informal but informative, a real pleasure to read. It covers all the major Crusades explaining the motivations behind them and the individuals involved.

Neat little hand drawn maps help to illustrate the book, showing how the Crusader States changed over the years. In other places little side boxes describe aspects of life and other little snippets of information relevant to history being discussed.

Although there are more comprehensive books on the Crusades (most notably by Thomas Asbridge) this small paperback is a real delight. Anyone new to the history of the Crusades or who just wants a light but informative guide to the period can't go wrong with this book. Very highly recommended.
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30 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Nasher on 30 Oct. 2002
Format: Paperback
As others have said this is a great introduction to the topic. You'll learn all about folks you've heard of like Saladin and Richard the Lion Heart but also some who perhaps you haven't such as Nur el Din or Tancred.
The book is a quick and easy read written in a light style but still information dense. You learn a lot in a short time and if you're interest is piqued then you know what you need to know to find out more. As long as long as you don't mind the sometimes humorous approach taken by the authors it easily earns its 4 stars.
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Good history. We can now see why the Crusades took place; what transpired during its course; who were some of the main characters and what was the final result. Some of these things are still with us today, but in altered form. It is good to be able to make the connection and to be able to benefit from a better perspective through reading history.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By pablo dombrowski on 13 Jan. 2012
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A great beginners guide to the Crusades. Whilst the book is a few years old now I purchased it again recently to give to someone who has never studied the Crusades or even had a basic knowledge. Jones and Ereira have a lovely prose style that makes it suitable for non-academics of all ages. If Crusades are still on the history syllabuses I would recommend this for students.
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16 of 24 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 19 July 2000
Format: Paperback
An excellent introduction into this somewhat "heavy" topic, all packed into a paperback. It offers a concise and matter of fact interpretation of both the Muslim and Christian perpectives. But unlike many history books, it is light reading, often with 'laugh-out-loud' moments. I missed the TV series, but having read the book, can imagine that it was also well received. I now feel ready to tackle the heavy texts...
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By H. Powell on 21 Jan. 2015
Format: VHS Tape Verified Purchase
Excellent programmes: just wish they were available on DVD for the UK.
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20 of 31 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 26 Sept. 2000
Format: Paperback
This book gives a fascinating account of the period when crusading fever gripped Western Europe. It is vital reading for all Muslims who should know exactly why in 1096, the forces of Christendom marched thousands of miles to Al-Quds. After reading this, I would strongly urge people to read Amin Maalouf's account 'The Crusades Through Arab Eyes' to understand the Muslim perspective of the Crusades.
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10 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 5 July 1999
Format: Paperback
No time is wasted in telling the story of all the cruades from one right down to five. Considering this, this book is very concise and yet very informative at the same times. If it suffers at all, it is that a lot of the humour of the TV series is lost. However, this is a great first book on the subject.
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