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A History of the Crusades, Vol. III: The Kingdom of Acre and the Later Crusades (A History of the Crusades #3)

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Sir Steven Runciman's three volume A History of the Crusades, one of the great classics of English historical writing, is now being reissued. In this final volume, Runciman examines the revival of the Frankish kingdom at the time of the Third Crusade until its collapse a century later. The interwoven themes of the book include: Christiandom, the replacement of the cultured ...more
Paperback, 542 pages
Published December 3rd 1987 by Cambridge University Press (first published 1951)
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Joe
Jul 03, 2011 Joe rated it really liked it
Although this was published in the 1950s the three volumes are still a very serviceable introduction to the Crusades. This is a top down narrative history mostly taken-up with dynastic struggles between Crusaders and Byzantines, Crusaders and Muslims, Muslims and Byzantines, Muslims and Muslims, Mongols and Muslims, and Crusaders and Crusaders

The success of the first Crusade was quite astonishing. A not very well organised group of competing noblemen managed to march their army via Byzantium int
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Mar 19, 2013 Olethros rated it it was amazing
-Erudición y entretenimiento no tienen que enfrentarse, al menos no necesariamente-.

Género. Historia.

Lo que nos cuenta. Desde la Primera Cruzada, con una mirada hacia atrás para entender el sustrato del Imperio Romano y su herencia, hasta la caída de San Juan de Acre, con una mirada hacia delante hasta Pio II para entender sus estertores, retrato pormenorizado y cronológico de los hechos, personajes y acontecimientos que construyeron el fenómeno conocido como Las Cruzadas.

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Pasxalis
Jul 13, 2009 Pasxalis rated it it was amazing
The most professional work I read so far on the unpeacable period of Outremer. A must read for the scholars of the Crusades.
Ken
Jan 14, 2011 Ken rated it it was amazing
Wonderful read. Not quite as enjoyable as the previous volume but no less important.
Mackenzie
Dec 30, 2008 Mackenzie rated it liked it
The writing can be a bit dry, but offers some pretty fascinating facts and stories.
Erdem Karaadam
Just began, is as good as the other two books promise...
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saint louis......
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A King's Scholar at Eton College, he was an exact contemporary and close friend of George Orwell. While there, they both studied French under Aldous Huxley. In 1921 he entered Trinity College, Cambridge as a history scholar and studied under J.B. Bury, becoming, as Runciman later commented, "his first, and only, student." At first the reclusive Bury tried to brush him off; then, when Runciman ment ...more
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A History of the Crusades (3 books)
  • A History of the Crusades, Vol. I: The First Crusade and the Foundations of the Kingdom of Jerusalem
  • A History of the Crusades, Vol. II: The Kingdom of Jerusalem and the Frankish East, 1100-1187

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