Σάββατο, 10 Σεπτεμβρίου 2016

Book Review: Seven Myths of the Crusades. (Revisonist)


Edited, with an Introduction and Epilogue, by Alfred J. Andrea and Andrew Holt.
Hackett Publishing, 2015
After languishing for long years in a post-Enlightenment intellectual backwater of fabrication, speculation, and distortion, the historical Crusades of the High Middle Ages began to attract serious scholarly attention in the nineteenth century. Continuing into the twentieth, these early efforts to gain a fresh understanding effectively culminated with Sir Steven Runciman’s A History of the Crusades, first published 1951-54, in three volumes. For four decades following, A History of the Crusades served as the standard Crusades reference for students, professors, and the reading public.