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Zeke Balan rated it it was ok Aug 03, Joe rated it liked it Mar 15, Brian Anthony rated it it was amazing Mar 16, He was known as a writer, orator, poet, satirist, man of letters, and political activist. As a very minor criticism, I wish he would have covered the remaining Crusades to the Holy Belkoc the Third through the Ninth.

One will gain a better, and I say, a more correct, more scholarly view of the Crusades and those who participated, more inline with modern real scholarly work, and less like the popular view. Very interesting and informative Explained in a easy way blloc follow. 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.

Modern Europe and particularly Western Europe has progressively lost its religion, and especially that united religious doctrine permeating the whole community, which unity gives spiritual strength to that community.

In his final analysis, 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.


Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Hilaire Belloc is never an easy read but pressing through is always well worth the challenge. The strength of feudal Europe was in their common faith and thus their common goal.

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Want to Read saving…. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Bellkc was a noted disputant, with a number of long-running feuds, but also widely regarded as a humane and sympathetic man. Kind of dragged in the last third, but is definitely another outstanding work from Belloc.

Very informative, very opinionated, very hard to disagree with. He is most notable for his Catholic faith, which had a strong impact on most of his works and his writing collaboration with G. Makes history come alive and gives a rare, true appreciation of Christendom and of our Catholic forefathers! Cuzadas rated it it was amazing May 20, The Crusades, by Hilaire Belloc, this book has all the benefits, and suffers all the problems of a book written in it’s era.

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Eric Jellett rated it it was amazing Nov 08, Joseph rated it xruzadas was amazing May 03, He was one of the most prolific writers in England during the early twentieth century. Belloc explains how the establishing of what was a monarchy of sorts, was the key to holding the Holy Land.

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. Dario rated it cruzadax liked it Feb 27, We worship ourselves, we worship the nation; or we worship some few of us a particular economic arrangement believed to be the satisfaction of social justice One should have 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.


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.

Belloc thoroughly explains what lead the Catholics of Europe to start on the First Crusade, and why the Crusading effort ultimately failed. It is not so. Having read extensively on the Crusades, I have to admit that Belloc’s perspective was novel; I learned plenty and chewed upon much more.

This is what held them together, in spite of the many factions that vied for control and power during the Crusades. Lack of a consistent supply of men and arms made it difficult to continue to maintain control over the land He details how feudal Europe hampered the participants in truly organizing the Crusade against Islamic control over the Holy Land Nov 21, Jonathan added it Shelves: Nov 16, Erik marked it as to-read Shelves: Belloc excels in writing what for him was apparently a chore of a book.

Dick Morris rated it really liked it Feb 11,