Thomas Asbridge presents a very readable history of the First Crusade.
The author, Thomas Asbridge, has written a taut, clear account of a time in history that, at least for me, has always seemed terribly murky and shrouded in fable.
Thomas Asbridge has created a history book that reads like an epic novel.
There are dozens of books on the First Crusade. There are dozens more of various aspects of it, in particular in “the Idea of Crusading” and on who were “the First Crusaders”, just... Read morePublished 4 days ago by JPS
Garbage. Nothing more than an Islamic apologist. Ignoring 400 yrs of Islamic savagery. Total bunk. Save your cash.Published 3 months ago by Sparrow
I read this book to provide me with an overview over the first crusade and the crusade in general. The book contains several maps showing the location of various cities unknown to... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Andreas Wozny
As a security employee it was enlightening to read about the origins of the crusades and the events that started the 1000 year war with Islam. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Tom Paradis
I loved the book. I'm finally at a point in my life where I can read a bit about our western history. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Susan
If you are looking for a primer on the crusade(s), this is it, very easy read and very informational.Published 5 months ago by Eric Blair
Got interested in The Crusades when I saw History Channel Documentary on it. Asbridge was in documentary. Spoke with so much passion bout it. It carries over to this book. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Fernando Trejo Jr