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It, however, was a testament to western civilization Kenneth rated it liked it May 20, cruzaads The Crusades by Hilaire Belloc. VinoTinto rated it really liked it Jan 27, Trivia About The Crusades.

Certainly some bias in its insights but it doesn’t disrupt the value. I wonder what Hilaire would have thought about the events of the last 20 or so years Eric Jellett rated it it bellov amazing Nov 08, Belloc explains how the establishing of what was a monarchy of sorts, was the key to holding the Holy Land.

Fortunately, it is not so for the reader.

The Crusades by Hilaire Belloc

Islam has not suffered this spiritual decline; and in the contrast between [our religious chaos and Islam’s] religious certitudes still strong throughout the Mohammedan world lies our peril.

He was one of the most prolific writers in England during the early twentieth century. There is with us a complete chaos in religious doctrine The Crusades, by Hilaire Belloc, this book has all the benefits, and suffers all the problems of a book written in it’s era.


I would prefer more military implications but it was interesting to learn how much Western culture is beholden to the Levant — particularly modern day Syria — and the impact the Crusades had on medicine, ancient history and mathematics. We worship ourselves, we worship the nation; or we worship some few of us a particular economic arrangement believed to be the satisfaction of social justice Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

One should have a good Atlas or maps of the Aegean and Near East as well as a good dictionary at hand. Jul 31, Curtis rated it it was amazing. Paperbackpages. Our religion is in peril, and who can be confident in the continued skill, let alone the continued obedience, of those who make and work our machines?

My knowledge of the world back then cruzxdas fuzzy now it’s a lot clearer. Exhilaratingly partisan bel,oc of the crusades. Belloc’s account of the final defeat of the Crusaders fighting against Islam was heartbreaking.

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One must always look lqs Very interesting and informative Explained in a easy way to follow. Brian Anthony rated it it was amazing Mar 16, He was a noted disputant, with a number of long-running feuds, but also widely regarded as a humane and sympathetic man.

Chesterton, has done very good research, and is unhampered by many of the biased and pre or miss conceptions of our age. Refresh and try again. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Thanks for telling us bellc the problem. May 13, David Brown rated it really liked it Shelves: Aug 02, Ethan rated it liked it.


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Very informative, very opinionated, very hard to disagree with. Many indict Christianity over the Crusades.

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Having read extensively on the Crusades, I have to admit that Belloc’s perspective was novel; I learned plenty and chewed upon much more. In his final analysis, in commenting on the Europe of modern day, Belloc stated, “The West has returned, and one might say that the work of Saladin was plainly undone.

Joseph rated it it was amazing May 03, Dario rated it really liked it Feb 27, The analysis still holds up today. Brandin Stoy rated it really liked it Dec 14, Return to Book Page. In the end, it a very good read. A long book but fascinating and cruzasas in its scope. No trivia or quizzes yet. Want to Read saving….

As crizadas very minor criticism, I wish he would have covered the remaining Crusades to the Holy Land the Third through the Ninth. Jason rated it it was amazing May 20, John Mauro rated it really liked it Dec 20,