A History of the Crusades, Volume 3
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 Ayubites by the less sympathetic Mameluks as leader of the Moslem world, and the coming of the Mongols. He includes a chapter on architecture and the arts, and an epilogue on the last manifestations of the Crusading spirit.
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Review: A History of the Crusades, Vol. I: The First Crusade and the Foundations of the Kingdom of Jerusalem (A History of the Crusades #1)User Review - Angus - Goodreads
The definitive, and masterful, account of the Crusades. One of the greatest pieces of historical writing in human... you get the idea. His writing reminds me of Gibbon, with that same wry tone and ... Read full review
Review: A History of the Crusades, Vol. I: The First Crusade and the Foundations of the Kingdom of Jerusalem (A History of the Crusades #1)User Review - David - Goodreads
Overall, an excellent read. the book sticks closely to its primary topic (unlike so many other history books!) and presents the facts in a clear and entertaining fashion. I will definitely read the next volume and explore other books by this author. Read full review