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This review is from: The Crusades: The War for the Holy Land (Paperback)
Thomas Asbridge has produced an incredible book which I have no doubt I will reference and re-read again and again. I read a lot of history books and this one is, in my opinion, the template for any work that seeks to appeal to both the serious academic and the lay reader. Too often, history books appeal to one and not the other and this needn't be the case. Here, each event and character is afforded a detailed and illuminating context, and not once throughout the nearly 700 pages did i feel that there was any repetition or over-analysis.
If you are hovering over the "Add to Basket" button, just hit the thing. You will not regret it.