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- By: Zoë Oldenbourg
- Narrated by: Nadia May
- Length: 27 hrs and 2 mins
With subtlety and exceptional sensitivity, historian Zoë Oldenbourg analyzes the complicated tangle of currents and ideas that motivated the Crusades. As Oldenbourg describes them, the Crusades were not simply a religious phenomenon, nor were they motivated by pure aggression. They were the result of a religious climate that led people of all walks of life to leave their homes and follow the unattainable ideal of heaven on earth.
A very detailed account of the first three crusade
- By Chi-Hung on 01-19-08
Excellent Study of the Crusades
This is a well written book on the first three crusades that is in audio format. It is a good book to learn about the origins of the great clash, between the Islamic east and the Christian west, that is once again raging in the middle east. It is very informative and covers the subject quite well. I thoroughly enjoyed this audio book and recommend it to others as well.
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