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The New Concise History of the Crusades, Paperback / softback Book

The New Concise History of the Crusades Paperback / softback

Part of the Critical Issues in World and International History series


A third edition of this book is now available. How have the crusades contributed to Islamist rage and terrorism today?

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In this sweeping yet crisp history, Thomas F. Madden offers a brilliant and compelling narrative of the crusades and their contemporary relevance.

Placing all the major crusades within their medieval social, economic, religious, and intellectual environments, Madden explores the uniquely medieval world that led untold thousands to leave their homes, family, and friends to march in Christ's name to distant lands.

From Palestine and Europe's farthest reaches, each crusade is recounted in clear, concise narrative.

The author gives special attention as well to the crusades' effects on the Islamic world and the Christian Byzantine East.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 280 pages, Illustrations, maps
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: General & world history
  • ISBN: 9780742538238

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