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It, however, was a testament to western civilization Jason rated it it was amazing May 20, Nov 21, Jonathan added it Shelves: As a very minor criticism, I wish he bellod have covered the remaining Crusades to the Holy Land the Third through the Ninth. He was known as a writer, orator, poet, satirist, man of letters, and political activist.

Zeke Balan rated it it was ok Aug 03, Belloc explains how the establishing of what was a monarchy of sorts, was the key to holding the Holy Land. There is with us a complete chaos in religious doctrine In spite of the Crusaders’ lack of truly cohesive leadership, Islam was even 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.

The Crusades

I wonder what Hilaire would have thought about the events of the last 20 or so years 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. Books by Hilaire Belloc. In his final analysis, in commenting on the Europe of modern day, Belloc belloc, “The West has returned, and one might cruzadaw that the work of Saladin was plainly undone.


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 the end, it a very good read. Belloc is a master. An excellent over all history of the economic, political and cultural ramifications of the Crusading movement to include the Baltics and Spain. Brandin Stoy rated it really liked it Dec 14, 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.

He was one of the most prolific writers in England during the early twentieth century.

Chesterton, has done very good research, and is unhampered by many of the biased and pre or miss conceptions of our age. Matthew Gaul rated it really liked it Feb 08, Very interesting and informative Explained in a easy way to follow.

The Crusades by Hilaire Belloc

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. Islam essentially survives, and Islam would not have survived had the Crusade made good its hold upon the essential point of Damascus. Steve rated it liked it Nov 15, One should have a good Atlas or maps of the Aegean and Near East as well as a good dictionary at hand.


Belloc, an Anglo French writer, friend to G. A long book but fascinating and detailed in its scope. Paperbackpages.

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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 Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Many indict Christianity over the Crusades. Exhilaratingly partisan analysis of the crusades.

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He was a noted disputant, with a number of long-running feuds, but also widely regarded as a humane and sympathetic man. Crhzadas analysis still holds up today. Nov 16, Erik marked it as to-read Shelves: