HISTORIA DE LAS CRUZADAS STEVEN RUNCIMAN PDF

Title, Historia de las Cruzadas, Volume 2. Author, Steven Runciman. Translated by, Germán Bleiberg. Publisher, Revista de Occidente, Export Citation. Historia de Las Cruzadas – 1 by Steven Runciman at – ISBN – ISBN – Alianza – – Softcover. Results 1 – 30 of 44 HISTORIA DE LAS CRUZADAS II. by RUNCIMAN, STEVEN and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at.

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Historia de las Cruzadas / Crusades History : Steven Runciman :

Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Sir Steven Runciman’s three volume A History of the Crusades, one of the great classics of English historical writing, is now being reissued. Volume I deals completely with the First Crusade and the foundation of the kingdom of Jerusalem. Volume II describes the Frankish states of Outremer from the accession of King Baldwin I to the re-conquest of Jerusalem by Saladin, and in the final volume, Runciman examines the revival of the Frankish kingdom from the time of the Third Crusade until its collapse a century later.

The interwoven themes of the book include: Christiandom, the replacement of the cultured Ayubites by the less sympathetic Mameluks as leader of the Moslem world, and the coming of the Mongols. Runciman includes a chapter on architecture and the arts, and an epilogue on the last manifestations of the Crusading spirit. Published December 25th by Cambridge University Press first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Lists with This Book. Jun 26, Jan-Maat added it Shelves: Narrative three volume history of crusades to the Holy Land and the Crusader Kingdoms well largely the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem view spoiler [ because markedly less is known about the county of Tripoli, the Principality of Antioch or the County of Edessa hide spoiler ].

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It’s easy to read, approachable and at first highly detailed. However historiw author gets noticeably tired of the subject and lacking in empathy by the cruadas volume, doesn’t really engage critically with the source material and, Narrative three volume history of crusades to the Holy Land and the Crusader Kingdoms well largely the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem view spoiler [ because markedly less is known about the county of Tripoli, the Principality of Antioch or the County of Edessa hide spoiler ].

However the author gets noticeably tired of the subject and lacking in empathy by the third volume, doesn’t really engage critically with the source material and, to put it crudely, misses out a lot of the good stuff. The absolute worst point is the final summing up chapter in the third volume which, implicitly, shows Runciman believing that history is like accountancy but with the audit of the account expressed in words rather than numbers.

Runciman is convinced that the crusades made a loss and were therefore a bad thing – or possibly the other way round, view spoiler [ however the correct answer to whether the crusades historla good or bad as the joke goes is that it is too early to tell hide spoiler ]rcuzadas which telling us that he thinks ve crusades where a bad thing while offering some insight into Runciman, misses the pointwhich is it tells us nothing of the motivations, or values of the participants – what did crusading or occasionally kingdom building mean to them?

Runciman’s knowledge and interest in Byzantine History isn’t brought to bear either crjzadas the impression that for him the two polities existed in silos despite being round the coast from each other, and at various points interacting. Over time I have drifted further away from this book and wouldn’t recommend it. The series is at its strongest in its blow by blow account of the first crusade which makes up the whole of the first volume.

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This is readable, fun but probably now unhelpful on hietoria background to the first crusade. I histoia the set for some kind of attractive price from one of those book clubs that used to exist before the internet came along. Or the raucous wedding celebrations featuring people dressed as monks and nuns simulating sexual acts view runcimzn [ that’s the middle ages for you – no respect for religion or public decency hide spoiler ] Long before the reader gets that far it is plain that Runciman wanted to be somewhere else where he was unlikely to bump into knights Templar or Hospitaller.

Feb 20, Czarny Pies rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Readers with time on their hands and extensive background reading in the area.

Although Steven Runciman’s three volume “History of the Crusades” is a true masterpiece of historical writing I do not recommend it for anyone who has not already read extensively in the area. It takes a great deal of time to read the work in its entirety and its rigorous focus on dynastic intrigues is mind numbing for any normal reader.

A much better book to begin with is Christopher Tyerman’s “God’s Df which has the great virtue of covering the crusades in Cruzaddas France, the Baltic and Spai Although Steven Runciman’s three volume “History of the Crusades” is a true masterpiece of historical writing I do not recommend it for anyone who has not already read extensively in the area. A much better book to begin with is Christopher Tyerman’s “God’s War” which has the great virtue of covering the crusades in Southern France, the Baltic and Spain in addition to those in the Holy Land which are the only ones treated in Runciman’s book.

Moreover Tyerman does an excellent job of explaining the Catholic Culture of Medieval Europe which was at the root of the Crusades. Runciman’s choices are reasonable. The Crusades in the Holy Land were complex enough to merit a book on their own.

Having been educated at Eton and Cambridge, Runciman probably was unaware that there exists history readers who do not thoroughly understand Medieval Christian culture. North American readers would certainly be wiser to read Tyerman before Steevn.

Runciman’s fe is nonetheless outstanding. He provides an excellent history of the dynastic politics of the crusader states: Cyprus, Antioch, Edessa, Jerusalem and Tripoli.

Finally, his analysis explains many of the problems that have emerged in the Middle East in the fifty years that have followed the publication of his work in As the colonial empires of France and England were falling apart after WWII, Runciman strven shows what the inherent problems are in overseas empires in his history of the Crusades.

Foreign armies far from home tend to make rash decisions that result in many deaths in the lands that they have invaded. Their insensitivity to local traditions and history lead them into errors with very long term consequences. In addition to the loss of innocent lives and massive destruction of property, this action ensured that the region would ultimately come under Moslem demand crjzadas the relations between the Roman Catholic and Greek Orthodox churches would be extremely hostile for centuries to come.

Runciman is also highly steveb of the Crusaders for a consistent pattern of atrocities towards civilians throughout the hjstoria era. While the Moslem armies also acted incorrectly on a number of occasions, their behaviour on balance was much better than that of their Catholic foes.

Although more than 50 years have ssteven since the publication of Runciman’s work, it still has great value for the reader with the right background histoeia the subject. Non avevo mai fatto caso all’anno in cui lessi l’opera runiman Runciman, esattamente anni dopo la presa di Gerusalemme.

Assicuro che fu del tutto casuale. Lettura impegnativa per la gran mole delle pagine; scorrevole e sempre affascinante la scrittura e la narrazione. Un gran bel libro.

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View all 3 comments. Oct 11, Caroline rated llas it was amazing Shelves: This three-volume set is an exemplary history, full of the incident and hundreds thousands of persons all carefully indexed who comprise the events of two and half centuries. Sir Steven is not a “thesis” historian, although he does not hesitate to make final conclusions of great insight and soundness. His strength lies in his meticulous detail and objectivity, recounting the errors and virtues of all the players, on all sides, with great wisdom and impartiality.

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He shows that the Crusades we This three-volume set is an exemplary history, full of the incident and hundreds thousands cguzadas persons all carefully indexed who comprise the events of two and half centuries. He shows that the Crusades were, to use his word, an epic fiasco, that set out to secure the safety of Eastern Christendom, and ended up destroying it; yet he also hkstoria how the Crusades were an initiator of the Italian Renaissance, by driving out the humanists and scholars who could not thrive in an Islamic world whose gunciman intolerance was amplified by the Crusading movement.

Without ever being vitriolic, he spares no one: While the Crusaders were stubborn bigots who refused to learn from past strategic errors, the Moslems were als by internecine power-contests that nearly sunk them, and the Mongols efficiently, ruthlessely built an empire based on Genghis Khan’s organizational brilliance and policy of implacable massacre.

Stylistically, the books are a remarkable crossroads of popular appeal, engaging writing and mind-bogglingly comprehensive scholarship, detailed research and narrative account.

People who are interested in the era of the Crusades and are not satisfied by some weird TV-shows. Steven Runcimann’s A History uistoria the Crusades is not only a book about a certain part of history.

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Yet it is absolutely not just a huge load of information, dates and names. It is a very enjoyable read – I myself read it on the bus towards the university. I would heartily recommend this incredibly informative and very exciting, well-written text to people who are intere Let’s be honest: Feb 06, Ton rated it it was amazing Shelves: Classic history of the Crusades, great literary quality, nistoria rather dated scientifically.

Very good and interesting in the first half, but then historiw itself in too many details.

Absolutely confusing with all the people playing a role too many minor roles mentioned. I wish it had some family trees.

If I could choose again, I would go for something more compact. He obviously didn’t think this one through. Although his translation is mostly very good.

Jan 12, Tom Steen rated it it was amazing. Runciman is always a pleasure funciman read. Perhaps his prose can dip occasionally into exaggeration, and he is a bit Franco-centric in his narrative – but damn, is it fun to read. A bit outdated, but an excellent piece for a mid-to beginner-level history of the Crusades. Rundum ein sehr gutes Buch. Filled with historical minutae setting forth the historical enmities between the Christian and Muslim worlds.

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