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This review is from: The First Crusade: A New History (Paperback)
This book has been my bible for crusading studies. Not only is it highly entertaining and accessible to crusade novices but discusses historiography in enough depth for it to be extremely useful for the advanced student. I have been taught by Thomas Asbridge at Queen Mary's University of London for two years now and can confirm that his personal enthusiasm for this episode in history is perfectly encaptulated in this book. I would recomend this to all interested readers, especially the student who will find this a refreshing break from the older, stuffy naratives.