The Crusades is an authoritative, obtainable single-volume historical past of the brutal fight for the Holy Land within the heart a long time. Thomas Asbridge - a well known historian who writes with "maximum vividness" (Joan Acocella, The New Yorker) - covers the years 1095 to 1291 during this tremendous, bold, listenable account of 1 of the main attention-grabbing sessions in heritage. From Richard the Lionheart to the robust Saladin, from the emperors of Byzantium to the Knights Templar, Asbridge's booklet is an impressive epic of holy battle among the Christian and Islamic worlds, jam-packed with experience, intrigue, and sweeping grandeur.
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