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How the Crusades Changed History | [The Great Courses]

How the Crusades Changed History

Centuries have passed since the last crusader knight laid down his sword, but the Crusades continue to hold sway over our world. Because the Crusades have been so consequential to history, it's essential to understand the context, motivations, and preconditions of these dramatic military campaigns. In doing so, you'll not only get a fresher understanding of the Crusades, you'll discover surprising truths about why (and how) they were fought.
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Centuries have passed since the last crusader knight laid down his sword, but the Crusades continue to hold sway over our world. Because the Crusades have been so consequential to history, it's essential to understand the context, motivations, and preconditions of these dramatic military campaigns. In doing so, you'll not only get a fresher understanding of the Crusades, you'll discover surprising truths about why (and how) they were fought.

More than just an enriching recount of events, this series of 24 lectures is an intellectually rewarding exploration of how the Crusades shaped the medieval world and laid the seeds for our own. Plunging you into the series of Crusades to the Holy Land and elsewhere - from the calling of the First Crusade in 1095 to the collapse of the Kingdom of Jerusalem, in 1291 - Professor Daileader's lectures are filled with eye-opening insights and gripping stories that will help you reach your own conclusions about just how important these centuries of warfare were to the story of human civilization.

Disclaimer: Please note that this recording may include references to supplemental texts or print references that are not essential to the program and not supplied with your purchase.

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    D. Littman OH 08-24-13
    D. Littman OH 08-24-13 Member Since 2014

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    "I am so pleased that Teaching Co is now on Audible"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Philip Daileader is one of my favorite Teaching Company lecturers. I have listened to his 3 middle ages from TC directly and I just finished this Crusades piece. Terrific. A great way to learn history from one of the great professors on the subject. I recommend all 4 series. All 4 are available on Audible now.


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    Michele Golden, CO, United States 03-09-15
    Michele Golden, CO, United States 03-09-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Great, Interesting, Informative"

    I'm a Professor Daileader fan. His delivery always keeps my attention. The information he covers is interesting. I can't recommend his presentations enough. I you enjoy Middle Age history, don't miss this course.

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    Johnny Neutron 03-01-15 Member Since 2015
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    Its basically an overview. Probably ok as an introduction to the subject but you would want to follow up with something with more detail.

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    "Amazing history! Entertaining and eye-opening"

    I've long wanted to know more about the crusades and this book delivers. From the WHY to the HOW and WHO, it's all explained here. From the famous crusades to the Middle East to the more obscure ones into central Europe, why men of all ages and social ranks joined, etc. Fascinating! (Didn't give 5 stars for story because some of the latter chapters tend to run long, but maybe I just wasn't as much into the topics.)

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    "One of the best Great Courses I've listened to"
    Would you consider the audio edition of How the Crusades Changed History to be better than the print version?

    There isn't a printed version of this lecture series, but listening to historical material is always preferable to reading it as historical material can become dull and the mind can wander.


    What other book might you compare How the Crusades Changed History to, and why?

    Anything by Philip Daileader, his Middle Ages lectures are excellent and well worth a listen.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The Richard the Lion Heart and Saladin lecture was particularly interesting.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Not really.


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    I've listened to a lot of the Great Courses lecture series and have found Philip Daileader is one of the best Great Courses lecturers, along with Bart D.Ehrman, and I would recommend anything by him. He is very easy to listen to and deals with the subject in a methodical and engaging way. Once I had completed the How the Crusades Changed History series I really felt that I had learned something and had been entertained by it. One of the best Great Courses lectures I've listen to.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Gregory
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    "Lucid and fascinating"

    A very lucid account of a long and complicated period of history. Each lecture is beautifully structured, and despite the abundance of names and dates you never lose your way. The last few lectures, on the legacy of the Crusades, are particularly fascinating. Professor Daileader has an engaging way of delivering his material, with nicely judged touches of humour on occasions.

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  • Colin
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    "A wonderfully informative series of lectures."

    Crusades in context, continuing under various guises to this very day. I can highly recommend this series of lectures... Brilliant!

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