A History of the Crusades by Stephen Runciman

This book offers a comprehensive and detailed examination of the Crusades, a series of religious wars fought in the medieval period. The author delves deep into the political, economic, and social circumstances that led to the wars, the key figures involved, and the long-lasting effects on both the Christian and Muslim worlds. The narrative is both scholarly and engaging, providing a balanced perspective on one of history's most complex and controversial periods.

The 5460th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 69

Since this book was first published in 1951, there is a penalty of 0%. The age adjusted score is 69.0.

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