In Distant Lands: A Short History of the Crusades

In Distant Lands: A Short History of the Crusades

by Lars Brownworth

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ISBN-13: 9781909979505
Publisher: Crux Publishing Ltd
Publication date: 04/10/2017
Pages: 262
Sales rank: 371,468
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Lars Brownworth, the author of Lost to the West and The Normans, created the genre-defining history podcast 12 Byzantine Rulers. Lars has written for the Wall Street Journal, and he has been profiled in the New York Times. He lives in Maryland with his wife. Visit him at larsbrownworth.com.

Joe Barrett has been a working stage, screen, and recording booth actor since 1974 and an award-winning and eight-time Audie Award-nominated audiobook narrator since 1999. He also practiced law for five years-but don't hold that against him. Joe is married to actress Andrea Wright, and together they have four children.

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In Distant Lands: A Short History of the Crusades 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I learned more about the eight crusades in Lars Brownworth's popular history of this subject than I have in any academic course I have taken. Outremer and the Levant were thoroughly explained so that the reader can visualize the rather complicated geography of the eastern Mediterranean coast in relation to the Crusader States. I thought the Cast of Characters was a reference tool that was easy for the reader to return to time and again as he read the book with its multitude of central figures from popes and emperors to Prester John and Yolande. Last but not least, is the Epilogue which Brownworth treats with respectful provocation and a timely analysis. A highlight of the book!
NedPQ More than 1 year ago
Perfect for anyone with an interest in history. This reads like a story - which it is - but the epilogue in particular is excellent, summing up the impact of the crusades on both the modern east and west. Worth buying just for that.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lars Brownworth's book on the Crusades is a welcome addition to the cannon of works on the subject. Like Will Durant, Brownworth gives us clear and detailed history using a plethora of primary sources while also weaving a narrative that keeps the reader riveted for 300+ pages. Excellent!