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Fascinating and illuminating book,
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Dungeon, Fire and Sword: The Knights Templar in the Crusades (Gebundene Ausgabe)
I enjoyed this book quite a bit. It provides a detailed history of all the Crusades as well as the Templar's part in each of them. What I found most interesting in the book were all the political details. It becomes apparent at many points that if the Christian invaders of the Middle East had been organized together rather than engaging in constant infighting they would have been able to hold onto their teritory much longer.
Another nice feature of the book is the amount of time spent on the original inhabitants of the Middle East and later in the book on the Mongol invaders. The author does not evince any sort of bias and treat each group equally in his assessment, pointing out both their honorable and despicable deeds.
I would reccomend this book to anyone who is interested in history, warfare, or secret societies, although the secret society aspect it downplayed here.