Best Read [Hilaire Belloc] · The Crusades || [Classics Book] PDF Ì

By Hilaire Belloc | Comments: ( 972 ) | Date: ( Feb 21, 2020 )

Belloc shows that the Crusades were a titanic struggle between Christian civilization and the Turk, savage Mongols who had embraced Islam He explains the practical reasons why the Crusaders initially succeeded and why they ultimately failed then he predicts the re emergence of Islam, since Christendom failed to destroy it in the 12th century Makes history come aliveBelloc shows that the Crusades were a titanic struggle between Christian civilization and the Turk, savage Mongols who had embraced Islam He explains the practical reasons why the Crusaders initially succeeded and why they ultimately failed then he predicts the re emergence of Islam, since Christendom failed to destroy it in the 12th century Makes history come alive and gives a rare, true appreciation of Christendom and of our Catholic forefathers


  • Title: The Crusades
  • Author: Hilaire Belloc
  • ISBN: 9780895554673
  • Page: 299
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Hilaire Belloc

Joseph Hilaire Pierre Ren Belloc was an Anglo French writer and historian who became a naturalised British subject in 1902 He was one of the most prolific writers in England during the early twentieth century He was known as a writer, orator, poet, satirist, man of letters, and political activist He is most notable for his Catholic faith, which had a strong impact on most of his works and his writing collaboration with G.K Chesterton He was President of the Oxford Union and later MP for Salford from 1906 to 1910 He was a noted disputant, with a number of long running feuds, but also widely regarded as a humane and sympathetic man.



Comments The Crusades

  • Ann

    Hilaire Belloc is never an easy read but pressing through is always well worth the challenge. In this book, he gives fascinating historical background re: the political landscape of Medieval Europe and how it affected the success and failure of the Crusades. He details how feudal Europe hampered the participants in truly organizing the Crusade against Islamic control over the Holy Land our current understanding of nations and nation states have nothing in common with feudal Europe and its many [...]


  • Curtis

    The Crusades, by Hilaire Belloc, this book has all the benefits, and suffers all the problems of a book written in it's era. Belloc, an Anglo French writer, friend to G.K. Chesterton, has done very good research, and is unhampered by many of the biased and pre or miss conceptions of our age.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.One should have a [...]


  • Joe

    The analysis still holds up today. Many indict Christianity over the Crusades. It, however, was a testament to western civilization. the intent was anyway. I wonder what Hilaire would have thought about the events of the last 20 or so years


  • David Brown

    An excellent over all history of the economic, political and cultural ramifications of the Crusading movement to include the Baltics and Spain. 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.


  • William Gill

    Belloc excels in writing what for him was apparently a chore of a book. Fortunately, it is not so for the reader. Having read extensively on the Crusades, I have to admit that Belloc's perspective was novel; I learned plenty and chewed upon much more.


  • Brian Reinholz

    A long book but fascinating and detailed in its scope. Certainly some bias in its insights but it doesn't disrupt the value.


  • Erik

    Recommended by James Schall in Another Sort of Learning, Chapter 12, as one of Ten Books by Hilaire Belloc Well Worth Reading.


  • Jonathan

    None


  • Ethan

    Kind of dragged in the last third, but is definitely another outstanding work from Belloc. Very informative, very opinionated, very hard to disagree with. Belloc is a master.


  • ValeriZentsov

    Exhilaratingly partisan analysis of the crusades.


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