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I was put off before reading 25% of the book - the author seems to be very biased against the westerners. Not really what I would expect from an historian, who are supposed to present factual neutral reports. Aren't they? (Within reason)
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Initial post: 15 Jul 2013 13:28:58 BDT
Adam Bartleby says:
I found this review 'unhelpful' because it asserts that the author show bias against the 'westerners' but doesn't back this up with any argument - i.e. in what way is the author 'biased'? This leaves me wondering whether this reviewer simply didn't like what he was hearing - about the massacre of Jurusalem during the first crusade, perhaps?
In reply to an earlier post on 26 Jul 2013 15:50:53 BDT
Fair enough, I didn't give a very good review by academic standards - but there were several points in the book where the writer tried so very hard to depict the islamic forces as the innocents. If you read it, you will see what I mean. It is worth reading though, the writer knows his stuff.
Curious about your comment about me perhaps not liking the massacre of Jerusalem..as far as I can see the Crusades are one big massacre. The idea of a load of religious nutters all killing each other suits me fine, I assure you.
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