The History of The Crusades
by J. Fr. Michaud
Publisher: A. C. Armstrong & Son 1900
The Crusades have a deeper significance than any isolated personages or events, however picturesque or imposing, ever possess. They brought two civilizations into conflict, and no events are more important than those which secure the contact of different civilizations. In contemporaneous history nothing is so suggestive of change as the wonderful return of Western upon Eastern civilization.
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by John Lewis Burckhardt - H. Colburn
Burkhardt is amongst the few westerners to have gained access to the holy cities of Mekka and Medina. He describes in great detail his travels, the trials and tribulations he faces, and the politics and livelihoods of the various tribes.
by Mohammed Kakar - University of California Press
Every ninth Afghan had died, every seventh has been disabled, every third had fled abroad: this book reveals the true horror of this unfortunate conflict. The author is an Afghan historian who has studied Afghan society, culture, and politics.
by Samuel Zwemer - F. H. Revell company
The ethnological, geographical, archeological, and political information of this text brings to our hands a valuable and readable summary of facts, and quicken an interest in one of the great religious and international problems of our times.
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