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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting - though not easy to follow at times, 11 Mar. 2014
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This review is from: Holy Warriors: A Modern History of the Crusades (Paperback)
This is a fairly comprehensive account of the crusades taking in all of the major actions in the middle east as well as the crusading activities in France, Spain and the Baltic, before conclulding with a review of the continuing influence of, and references to crusading in more modern times, for example the use of the word crusade in reference to the Jarrow march of 1938, as well as George Bush's infamous use of the term in relation to the USA's response to 9/11.

As a general reader there was much for me to learn in these pages, but I did not find this a particularly easy read - the profusion of characters can be a little difficult to follow and I frequently had to go back a few pages to follow the thread of the story.

The author has certainly made a fair attempt to cover both the Catholic view and that of Muslims and other peoples subject to crusading activity, and makes clear the role of secular power and motives as well as those inspired by religous zeal.

An interesting book, and it is well worth persevering if it becomes a little difficult to follow at times..
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