Edition: 2023
Pages: 102
Series: EL
ISBN: 9788858119891

Holy Wars. Crusades and jihad

Alessandro Barbero



“The Crusades: the adventure of those Christians who responded to the pope’s call, fell under its spell, and put themselves in the front line, doing things that today appear highly debateable and which instead to them seemed sacrosanct. The fact is that the Muslims did not remain inert when a horde of bloodthirsty barbarians – unbelievers at that – stepped foot on Islamic soil and began to disseminate terror.” A vivid and sparkling account of the Crusades by Barbero, interpreted as tremendous explosions of violence, a sui generis form of pilgrim and safety valve for an overcrowded Europe; but also as the moment when two rival worlds, ignorant of their profound common roots, meet and describe one another.

The author

Alessandro Barbero

Alessandro Barbero is Italy’s best-known historian. His books are bestsellers in Italy and worldwide and his ‘History Lessons’ are widely followed live and on social media. He teaches Medieval History at the University of Eastern Piedmont. His latest book, Dante, has sold 250,000 copies and has been translated in 20 countries.

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