—The Times Literary Supplement (London)
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This remarkable work is a scholarly work which is so well written that it achieves the author's wish to write a history of the conflict between East & West as if it were a novel. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Excellent read fro breaking down some of the campaigns of the crusades, what worked, what did not, how things might have gone differently. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Charles Maclay
For those in the West, the Crusades were a series of military expeditions that Western Christians launch against Muslims to reclaim the Holy Land, however for the Arabs and the... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Matthew Ries
Maalouf is expertly able to navigate a very narrow tread of land: putting forth his own thesis on the actions and theories of the Crusades from the "other" side, while also... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Mike
I gave this book a look because I have read a lot about the Crusades but always from a Western perspective. The topic was intriguing, and the book didn't disappoint. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Tyler Langdon
this book does a very good job of covering the historical events of th Crusades, and indeed it is focused on th Arab side of that history. and as history it is well written. Read morePublished 6 months ago by spinnerknitter
Good book. Read God's Battalions before this book but wanted to know more from the perspective of the other half. It was an extremely easy and entertaining read. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Christian Martinez
This book fulfills its promise of an alternative perspective on the crusades based on the surviving Eastern primary source material. Read morePublished 8 months ago by J