Nature of the Crusades

The Crusades were not just a serious of military campaigns launched by Christian Europe on the strategic defensive against the perceived of Moslem raiding and expansion. The Crusades were also a major expression of religion and cultural vitality.

God’s War by Christopher Tyerman

The book God’s War by Christopher Tyerman was published in 2006. It is a large complex examination of the entirety of the Crusades from the 1st through the later Crusades. The book covers both the military actions as well as the political maneuvering behind the...