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BOOK REVIEW: The First Crusade

Posted By Russ Lockwood, Monday, August 12, 2019
BOOK REVIEW: The First Crusade

by Steven Runciman.

This 1980 book offered an abridged version of the three-volume 1951 work and provided the political and religious intrigue behind the crusade. Battle descriptions were truncated, but at least it noted a full range of actions to choose from if you wanted to do more research for tabletop skirmishes, sieges, and full battles. Well illustrated with b/w drawings and photos throughout with some color (mostly illustrations from illuminated manuscripts -- nice touch).

Slow in the beginning but ultimately enjoyed it.

Tags:  Medieval 

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