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Book on the Crusades

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  1. bushmaster

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    I'm currently in the midst of Steven Runciman's trilogy on the Crusades. When finished, I'd like to read a more current account of the period. Any suggestions?
     
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    Always liked Jonathan Riley-Smith's books on the Crusades, as well as John Julius Norwich (although he tended to focus on Byzantium).
     
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    My thanks. I have Norwich's trilogy on Byzantium; it's one of my favorites. I was unaware he wrote on the Crusades as a separate entity. I'll look into it.
     
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    I've seen reference to that work a number of times. I may now finally get off my keester and do something about it. Thanks.
     
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    Got an old paperback copy of it, but would probably stop a bullet.
     
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    Somehow I always remember the sad end of the childrenĀ“s crusade....
     
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    Don't forget the Crusades that took place elsewhere. The Albigensian Crusade is a rather interesting piece and those of the Teutonic knights in Eastern Europe are also of note. (And it's a great excuse for watching Alexander Nevsky Soviet propaganda and history all in one.
     
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    Yes Sir, it's been awhile but I still remember the "theme song" from the movie as well as the scene in which the Teutonic Knights fell through the ice.
     
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    Pity Urg isn't here; he could probably give you chapter & verse on Simon de Montfort's dad in that crusade.
     

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