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Jill N. Claster
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can be hard make history interesting to read but I enjoyed this one Helps provide a backdrop of jihad and crusades It s hard to imagine a readable or authoritative compact account of the Crusades It puts into perspective a lot of European and eastern Mediterranean history Better maps and especially for a popular audience illustrations other than contemporary art would have given this book a fifth star Jill Claster writes There is about the Crusades something marvelous something dreadful and something fantastical With such a sense of adventure Claster offers the reader a feast of images literal and metaphoric a panoply of stories replete with personal and historic detail and a powerful sense of theIt Can Be Hard
nearness of the distant past The women and children that ruled and foughtof the distant past The women and children that ruled and fought love stories and legends that infused decisi. E and their legacy to subseuent generationsSacred Violence includes twenty eight black and white images a sumptuous colour insert and numerous maps to draw the reader closer to this tumultuous history A chronology and a list of key rulers provide further clarification of events An extensive bibliography is included.
review Sacred Violence: The European Crusades to the Middle East, 1095-1396D how the crosscurrents religious and political of that time relate to our current era Well written it is also accessible to the non specialist I enjoyed this text about a subject that I have always found fascinating Great nnarrative style easy to read and very informative for general readers
like myself who are interested this period of history I think the book gave me a good understandingmyself who are interested this period of history I think the book gave me a good understanding Judiasm Christianity and Islam during this period Only makes me want to read Really good
SHORT INTRODUCTION SHE DOESN T GOintroduction She doesn t go all the political intrigue with the popes and the monarchs but good short story of the crusades and their outcomes Since some authors are given to excessive hyperbole about their work I think it important to note that this is the book that deserves the superlatives Professor Claster nicely bounds the crusades in the Central Mid I lik. Y The book encompasses the history of the kingdom founded by the Crusaders which lasted against all odds for two hundred ears and details the richness that emerged from the interplay of its many cultural groups It also tells the story of how and why the Crusades came about their impact on the Middle East and Europ. An interesting overview of the Medieval times "you multiple perspectives and doesn t out the gruesome details of the horrible causalities of war and "multiple perspectives and doesn t leave out the gruesome details of the horrible causalities of war and The Crusades are especially interesting in this book and it gives MTIV you a good idea of what happened throughout the time period The drama the rivalries the losses and the moments that will makeou feel disgusted are all of included in this book in an easy to read format which is chronological Even if ou don t follow all the names the general timeline of events will be clear
And Your Knowledge Ofyour knowledge of time period will be fairly deep Jill Claster makes history come alive for the general reader The book is beautifully illustrated interesting and relevant to what is going on in the world today This book made an era of history I knew little about previously fascinating Finally I understoo. In Sacred Violence renowned medieval historian Jill N Claster examines warfare between Christians and Muslims for control of the embattled city of Jerusalem Beyond the battlefield however Claster explains the relationship of Jews Christians and Muslims to the Holy City and how that relationship still resonates toda.
Jill N. Claster