Lauren Albert's Reviews > Holy Warriors: A Modern History of the Crusades

Holy Warriors by Jonathan Phillips
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Jul 11, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: religion, history-world, history-middle-east
Read in July, 2010

A good basic overview of the crusades. I liked his focus on individual personalities since it can be more engaging than the necessary abstractions over religion and territory. I happened to like his closing discussion of uses made of the term "crusades" and the idea of a crusade--most notably in Bush's appalling use of the word in his post 9/11 speech about terrorism.
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