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Islam essentially survives, and Islam would not have survived had the Crusade made good its hold upon the essential crkzadas of Damascus. Eric Jellett rated it it was amazing Nov 08, It is not so. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Jennifer Hill rated it really liked it Oct 26, We are divided in the face of a Mohammedan world To ask other readers questions about The Crusadesplease sign up.

Lack of a consistent supply of men and arms made it difficult to continue to maintain control over the land Our religion is in peril, and who can be confident in the continued skill, let alone the continued obedience, of those who make and work our machines?

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As a very minor criticism, I ls he would have covered the remaining Crusades to the Holy Land the Third through the Ninth. My knowledge of the world back then was fuzzy now it’s a lot clearer. 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 Paperbackpages.


Brian Anthony rated it it was amazing Mar 16, Steve rated it liked it Nov 15, Belloc explains how the establishing of what was a monarchy of sorts, was the key to holding the Holy Land. Certainly some bias in its insights but it doesn’t disrupt the value.

The Crusades by Hilaire Belloc

In this book, he gives fascinating historical background re: The strength of feudal Europe was in their common faith and thus their common goal. Belloc is a master.

Chesterton, has done very good research, and is unhampered by many of the biased and pre or miss conceptions of our age. In the end, Islam finally organized under powerful vizier warriors, the greatest was Saladin, and regained control of the Holy Land. Its religion is intact; therefore its material strength may return.

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May 13, David Brown rated it really liked it Shelves: Makes history come alive and gives a rare, true appreciation of Christendom and of our Catholic forefathers!

Very belooc and informative Explained in a easy way to follow. 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.


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Want to Cruzasas Currently Reading Read. Mark Soisson rated it really liked it Jun 19, Lists la This Book. Kind of dragged in the last third, but is definitely another outstanding work from Belloc. Aug 02, Ethan rated it liked it. Jason rated it it was amazing May 20, It, however, was a testament to western civilization Nov 16, Erik marked it as to-read Shelves: 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.

In spite of the Crusaders’ lack of truly cohesive leadership, Islam was beloc more fractured and subject to the arbitrary rise and fall of powerful viziers who held power until they were toppled by another more cunning or deceptive and more powerful. 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.