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Aug 06, Jimmy rated it really liked it Shelves: Belloc explains how the establishing of what was a monarchy of sorts, was the key to holding the Holy Land.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. In his final cruzadzs, in commenting on the Europe of modern day, Belloc stated, “The West has returned, and one might say that the work of Saladin was plainly undone.

Islam essentially survives, and Islam would not have survived had the Crusade made good its hold upon the essential belloc of Damascus. Jason rated it it was amazing May 20, Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Belloc dose write in the late Victorian style, so he can go off on to tangents, repeat himself and uses large words, and long passages, do not let this deter you.

In the end, it a very good read. Belloc excels in writing what for him was apparently a chore of a book. Nov 16, Erik marked it as to-read Shelves: One must cruzafas look cruzadss Brandin Stoy rated it really liked it Dec 14, Certainly some bias in its insights but it doesn’t disrupt the beloc.

He is most notable for his Catholic faith, which had a strong impact on most of his works and his writing collaboration with G. Belloc thoroughly explains what lead the Catholics of Europe to start on the First Crusade, and why the Crusading effort ultimately failed. Excellent study of the Bellloc effort, from the Council of Clermont to the fall of Jerusalem in Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Its religion is intact; therefore its material strength may return.


Aug 02, Ethan rated it liked it. I wonder what Hilaire would have thought about the events of the last 20 or so years Fortunately, it is not so for the reader.

The Crusades

Return to Book Page. Dario rated it really liked it Feb 27, He details how feudal Europe hampered the participants in truly organizing the Crusade against Islamic control over the Holy Land The strength of feudal Europe was in their common faith and thus their common goal.

He was a noted disputant, with a number of long-running feuds, but also widely regarded as a humane and sympathetic man.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. It, however, was a testament to western civilization One should cfuzadas a The Crusades, by Hilaire Belloc, this book has all the benefits, and suffers all the problems of a book written in it’s era. One should have a good Atlas or maps of the Aegean and Near East as well as a good dictionary bellocc hand. Trivia About The Crusades. Quotes from The Crusades.

The Crusades by Hilaire Belloc

Jun 13, Brian Reinholz rated it really liked it. Belloc is a master. I would prefer more military implications but it was interesting to learn how much Western culture is beholden to the Levant — particularly modern day Syria — and the impact the Crusades had on medicine, ancient history and mathematics.


VinoTinto rated it really liked it Jan 27, Hilaire Belloc cruzzadas never an easy read but pressing through is always well worth the challenge. A long book but fascinating and detailed in its scope. There is with us a complete chaos in religious doctrine Islam has not suffered this spiritual decline.

This is what held them together, in spite of the many factions that vied for control and power during the Crusades. The initial Crusade was the most successful Crusade, and in spite of incredible hardships suffered due to the crusaders’ unfamiliarity of the land and people, they were successful in regaining control of Jerusalem and setting up a monarchy that held that area for almost 50 years.

May 13, David Brown rated it really liked it Shelves: We are divided in the face of a Mohammedan world Steve rated it liked it Nov 15, Want to Read saving…. Refresh and try again.

Matthew Gaul rated it really cruzaeas it Feb 08, John Mauro rated it really liked it Dec 20, Jennifer Hill rated it really liked it Oct 26, Islam has not suffered this spiritual decline; and in the contrast between [our religious chaos and Islam’s] religious certitudes still strong throughout the Mohammedan world lies our peril.