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10 Must-Read Books About the Crusades

The Crusades, although the most defining conflicts of the medieval era, are often misunderstood. These books illuminate their true nature.

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The Crusader States

The Crusader States

By Malcolm Barber

Saladin

Saladin

By Geoffrey Hindley

The Knights Templar at War, 1120–1312

The Knights Templar at War, 1120–1312

By Paul Hill

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A History of the Crusades

By Steven Runciman

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The Crusades Through Arab Eyes

By Amin Maalouf

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The Crusades

By Jonathan Riley-Smith

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Crusades

By Terry Jones, Alan Ereira

The Great Betrayal

The Great Betrayal

By Ernle Bradford

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The Crusades and the Expansion of Catholic Christendom 1000-1714

By John France

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The Crusades Controvery

By Thomas F. Madden