Tag Archives: Jerusalem

Wednesday’s Book Review: “The Crusades”


The Crusades. By Hans Eberhard Mayer. New York: Oxford University Press, 1965, 2nd edition, 1998. My interest in the Crusades goes back decades, and I have read several books on the subject. Although dated, this one is a strong overview of … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Book Review: “The Concise History of the Crusades”


The Concise History of the Crusades. By Thomas F. Madden. Lanham, MD: Roman and Littlefield, 2014, third edition. I have been enthralled by the story of the Crusades since my high school days. I have read several books on the … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Book Review: “Jerusalem’s Traitor: Josephus, Masada, and the Fall of Judea”


Jerusalem’s Traitor: Josephus, Masada, and the Fall of Judea. By Desmond Seward. Philadelphia: DaCapo Press, 2009. This life and times biography of Josephus does several important things. First, it tells what there is to know about the life and career … Continue reading

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