God's War: Book summary and reviews of God's War by Christopher Tyerman

God's War

A New History of the Crusades

by Christopher Tyerman

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God's War by Christopher Tyerman
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From 1096 to 1500, European Christians fought to recreate the Middle East, Muslim Spain, and the pagan Baltic in the image of their God.

God's War offers a stunning reinterpretation of the Crusades, revealed as both bloody political acts and a manifestation of a growing Christian communal identity. Tyerman uncovers a system of belief bound by aggression, paranoia, and wishful thinking, and a culture founded on war as an expression of worship, social discipline, and Christian charity.

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Starred Review: "God's War is that very rare thing: a readable and vivid history written with the support of a formidable scholarly background, and it deserves to reach a wide audience" - PW.
"This is a marvelously conceived, written, and supported book." - Library Journal.

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