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Fighting For Christendom

Holy War And The Crusades

by Christopher Tyerman

Hardcover, 247 pages, Oxford Univ Pr, List Price: $26 |

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An in-depth study of the many myths and misconceptions about the Crusades and their definitive role in Western and Middle Eastern thought furnishes a look at the military operations between 1095 and 1500 that fall under the heading of Wars of the Cross, as well as a discussion of such issues as colonialism, cultural exchange, and economic exploitation.

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A New Examination of the Crusades
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