Sword and Cross: Medieval Europe's Crusades Against the Armies of the Levant (Portable Professor Series)

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For more than 400 years during the Middle Ages, thousands of crusaders from Europe, fueled by religious zeal, marched under the banner of Christendom to the Near East to battle both a real and perceived threat to their way of life and their religious beliefs, and to reclaim the Holy Lands of the old Christian world, which had given way to centuries of Islamic expansion. In this compelling and eye-opening course, Professor Madden, a recognized expert on the subject, illuminates this often-misunderstood period in ...
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Overview

For more than 400 years during the Middle Ages, thousands of crusaders from Europe, fueled by religious zeal, marched under the banner of Christendom to the Near East to battle both a real and perceived threat to their way of life and their religious beliefs, and to reclaim the Holy Lands of the old Christian world, which had given way to centuries of Islamic expansion. In this compelling and eye-opening course, Professor Madden, a recognized expert on the subject, illuminates this often-misunderstood period in history, placing the events in their historical context and exploring their continued relevance today.

Thomas F. Madden is a professor of medieval history and chair of the Department of History at Saint Louis University. A recognized expert on the Crusades, he has appeared in such forums as National Public Radio and The New York Times. Professor Madden is the author of The New Concise History of the Crusades, coauthor of The Fourth Crusade: The Conquest of Constantinople and editor of Crusades: The Illustrated History and The Crusades: Essential Readings.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780760778234
  • Publisher: Barnes & Noble
  • Publication date: 10/14/2005
  • Series: Portable Professor Series
  • Edition description: 8 CD's, Book-length Course Guide
  • Product dimensions: 6.28 (w) x 9.34 (h) x 2.05 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2005

    Very well done.

    An interesting perspective on the Crusades. Covers a broader scope of events than the usual histories and relates them in the final lecture to current events. Highly recommended.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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