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All of this is presented by way of techniques that will be recognizable to History Channel buffs. They include modern-day historians, who re-trace the routes of the crusaders and examine the ancient sites where the action took place, as well as actors who portray characters of the time (chroniclers, knights, and others); numerous re-enactments, aided by excellent cinematography and skilful use of CGI (whereby a few dozen extras could be made to look like many thousands), vividly illustrate the battles and other events that took place during this roughly 200-year period. Add to that a bonus documentary about the Knights Templar (the soldier-monks in charge of protecting the Kingdom of Jerusalem) and a decent "making of" documentary, and you have an absorbing, enlightening look at events that prove one thing above all: the more things change, the more they stay the same. --Sam Graham
This 3-disc set contains the material shown previously on History Channel & other sources detailing the history of the Crusades. Read morePublished 11 months ago by cercia
An enjoyable view with good commentary and cinematography.
I like a fair chunk of what the History Channel produces so its hard to fault this
I never really covered this history in my schooling but I thought that this was a fairly good enough presentation of what happened.Published 17 months ago by Brendon J