A History of the Crusades: Kingdom of Jerusalem and the Frankish East, 1100-1187

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Penguin, 1990 - Crusades - 529 pages
In chronicling this transformation Sir Steven Runciman has written a book which, from beginning to end, enthrals the layman as completely as it satisfies the historians. The excitement of battle, the horror of senseless massacre, the interplay of person

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User Review  - waltzmn - LibraryThing

The style is there. What about the substance? Let there be no mistake: Steven Runciman's work on the crusades is brilliantly written. Stylistically, it is one of the great works of the historian's art ... Read full review

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User Review  - RandyStafford - LibraryThing

My reactions to reading this book in 1993. I found the constant rivalry between the Military Order of the Hospitallers and Templars fascinating as well as tales of (particularly the Templars) their ... Read full review

About the author (1990)

Sir Steven Runciman (1903-2000) was a medieval historian and expert on Byzantium.

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