Ebook Libérer (Sacred Violence: The European Crusades to the Middle East, 1095–1396) ò Jill N. Claster
New ittle about previously fascinating Finally I understood how the crosscurrents religious and political of that time relate to our current era Well written it is also accessible to the non specialist I 魔法使いの涙 [Mahou Tsukai no Namida] liked the style of this book It can be hard to make history interesting to read but I enjoyed this one Helps provide a backdrop of jihad and crusades I enjoyed this text about a subject that I have always found fascinating Great nnarrative style easy to read and very informative for general readersike myself who are interested this period of history I think the book gave me a good understanding of Judiasm Christianity and Islam during this period An interesting overview of the Medieval times Gives you multiple perspectives and doesn t Futurity leave out the gruesome details of the horrible causalities of war and massacres The Crusades are especially interesting in this book and it gives you a good idea of what happened throughout the time period The drama the rivalries theosses and the moments that will make you feel disgusted are all of included in this book in an easy to read format which is chronological Even if you don t follow all the names the general timeline of events will be clear and your knowledge of the time period will be fairly deep. E and their egacy to subseuent generationsSacred Violence includes twenty eight black and white images a sumptuous colour insert and numerous maps to draw the reader closer to this tumultuous history A chronology and a ist of key rulers provide further clarification of events An extensive bibliography is included.
It s hard to imagine a readable or authoritative compact account of the Crusades It puts into perspective a ot of European and eastern Mediterranean history Better maps and especially for a popular audience illustrations other than contemporary art would have given this book a fifth star Only makes me want to read Really good short introduction She doesn t go into all the political intrigue with the popes and the monarchs but good short story of the crusades and their outcomes Jill Claster makes history come alive for the general reader The book is beautifully illustrated interesting and relevant to what is going on in the world today Jill Claster writes There is about the Crusades something marvelous something dreadful and something fantastical With such a sense of adventure Claster offers the reader a feast of images iteral and metaphoric a panoply of stories replete with personal and historic detail and a powerful sense of the nearness of the distant past The women and children that ruled and fought the Lenora love stories andegends that infused decisions of state and the daunting connections between faith and war The pace in this book doesn t stop We race through the Crusades with sustained engagement drawn to each compelling next adventure. In Sacred Violence renowned medieval historian Jill N Claster examines warfare between Christians and Muslims for control of the embattled city of Jerusalem Beyond the battlefield however Claster explains the relationship of Jews Christians and Muslims to the Holy City and how that relationship still resonates toda.
Sustained by the surprisingly conversational tone of Claster s erudite voice and reminded throughout of the depth of current insight that the past provides This is a great read that breaks the boundaries of text book drear and welcomes the ay reader into a compelling tapestry of pilgrimage penance and holy war Sacred Violence will set fire to any book club discussion and make ong that ine of fans outside Professor Claster s classroom door Since some authors are given to excessive hyperbole about their work I think it important to note that this is the book that deserves the superlatives Professor Claster nicely bounds the crusades in the Central Middle Ages but broadens the discussion to include material from the relevant Muslim and Jewish sources There is about the crusades something marvelous something dreadful and something fantastical Claster notes toward the end of the book The text clearly concisely and at some points poetically delivers the best narrative on the context background and major events of the crusading period In the view of this medievalist Sacred Violence should become the standard text for undergraduate courses in the central middle ages and the crusades And a really good read besides This book made an era of history I Y The book encompasses the history of the kingdom founded by the Crusaders which asted against all odds for two hundred years and details the richness that emerged from the interplay of its many cultural groups It also tells the story of how and why the Crusades came about their impact on the Middle East and Europ.