Title, Historia de las Cruzadas, Volume 2. Author, Steven Runciman. Translated by, Germán Bleiberg. Publisher, Revista de Occidente, Export Citation. Historia de Las Cruzadas – 1 by Steven Runciman at – ISBN – ISBN – Alianza – – Softcover. Results 1 – 30 of 44 HISTORIA DE LAS CRUZADAS II. by RUNCIMAN, STEVEN and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at.
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In addition to steben loss of innocent lives and massive destruction of property, this action ensured that the region would ultimately come under Moslem demand while the relations between the Roman Catholic and Greek Orthodox churches would be extremely hostile for centuries to come. As far as readability goes, this second volumes has some pluses and minuses. The Fame of C. Consider Jesus Elizabeth A.
Learn more — opens in a new window or tab. The Crusades in the Holy Land were complex enough to merit a book on their own. Refer to eBay Return policy for more details. David rated it really liked it Feb 14, Sherilyn rated it it was amazing Nov 09, A History of the Crusades 3 books.
Red Urchin rated histooria it was amazing Jun 09, He does dedicate one chapter to drawing a picture of what life would have been like in the crusader states, but it rather short and a small percentage compared to the rest of the book.
Steven Runciman does provide some genealogical trees which help when you might feel at a loss.
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Jun 01, Joe rated it really liked it. Peter rated it really liked it Aug 02, Perhaps his prose can dip occasionally into exaggeration, and he is a bit Franco-centric in his narrative – but damn, is it fun to read. Sir Steven is not a “thesis” historian, although he does not hesitate to make final conclusions of great insight and soundness.
The Parsi Religion John Wilson. That said, this is as good a book as the first, with some fascinating details about the organisation and hierarchy of the Kingdom of Jerusalem which the first book, obviously, lacked.
An excellent narrative, and a masterpiece of scholarship accuracy and detail. A classic in history literature. Although he does seem generally to hold an overall favorable view of the Byzantines, Steven Runciman resists the effort to engage in hagiography rrunciman demonizing, generally letting the facts speaks for themselves and letting the reader decide for themselves on the acts of the protagonists involved.
While the Crusaders were stubborn bigots who refused to learn from past strategic errors, the Moslems were riven by internecine power-contests that nearly sunk them, and the Mongols efficiently, ruthlessely built an empire based on Genghis Khan’s organizational cruzdas and policy of implacable massacre.
Historia de Las Cruzadas – 1
Preview — A History of the Crusades, Vol. A History of the Crusades, Vol. The author’s account is not always linear, moving back and forth in time as he recounts details of dif The middle volume of Professor Runciman’s meticulously researched history, dealing with the periods leading up to, and following, the abysmal Second Crusade.
Want to Read saving…. Runciman is also highly critical of the Crusaders for a consistent pattern of atrocities towards cruzacas throughout the entire era.
Libros de Olethros: HISTORIA DE LAS CRUZADAS. Steven Runciman
I don’t even like non-fiction all that much, but I’ve gone back and reread bits of this multiple times. A particular shout out for nastiest crusader goes out to Reynald of Chatillon who eventually got what he had coming to him. Jun 06, David rated it really liked it. As before, I quite enjoyed the fact Runciman also talked about the women that were part of the history of the crusades.
In he entered Trinity College, Cambridge as a history scholar and studied under J. Without ever being vitriolic, he spares no one: From Zengi to Nur ed-Din to its ultimate champion, Saladin, every new prince seemed to learn from the mistakes of his predecessor and improve his tactics and enlarge the number of his conquests.
Most of Runciman’s historical works deal with Byzantium and her medieval neighbours between Sicily and Syria; one exception is The White Rajahs, published inwhich tells the story of Sarawak, an independent nation founded on the northern coast of Borneo in by the Englishman James Brooke, and ruled by the Brooke family for more than a century.