Omissions, biases, and unsupported assertions just make this book unreadable.
She focuses exclusively on the west slaughters of innocents during the crusades but the muslim attacks were justified and thus all right.
The reader must approach this book very carefully, because Armstrong's thesis does not work.
Ms. Armstrong is an accomplished and knowledgeable author. Starting with the "History of God".Published 16 days ago by William J Freeman III
I simply could not plow through the incredible amount of info on every page and that was just the first chapter!Published 8 months ago by Paula L. Ponce
This was a gift purchase, so I can't say for sure. But the person I gave the book to, like this book and enjoyed reading it.Published 8 months ago by Marilyn
I think I picked the right time to read Karen Armstrong's book on the Crusades: after having read two others books by members of either side of this multi-century conflict. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Herbert L Calhoun
We are regularly exposed to the highlights or key taglines of religous historical points...the crusades existed as chivalrous and bloody periods, the first immigrants to the United... Read morePublished on January 22, 2012 by JudithB
"We are in the process of flagging every single multi-culturalist traitor in Western Europe. You will be punished for your treasonous acts against Europe and Europeans," says... Read morePublished on August 2, 2011 by L. Glaesemann
While Karen Armstrong's other works are entertainingly exhaustive in their scope, this book seems to drag under the weight of repeated contextualization between the time of the... Read morePublished on May 10, 2011 by Burq
This book is garbage. That it has gotten so much exposure and acceptance by the general public is a travesty. Do yourself a favor and avoid it at all cost. Read morePublished on February 8, 2011 by Malteseterp