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historical facts but no insight
on January 11, 2016
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. i was disappointed that it did not really look "through Arab eyes" and give me any insight into the philosophies and human drama that illuminates the why and wherefore of history that makes history more than just a compendium of names and dates.