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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Crusading Against the Ottomans

As I have repeatedly noted in the past, the Crusades continue to be among the most grossly misunderstood events in Muslim-Christian history. A recent book looks at the Crusades and the Ottomans from the collapse of Constantinople onward: Norman Housley, Crusading and the Ottoman Threat, 1453-1505 (Oxford UP, 2012), 272pp.

About this book we are told:

1 comment:

  1. I was recently given a set of Runciman's books on the crusades, how are they holding up in relation to newer scholarship?

    Thank you for you work with this blog!



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