THE GLORY OF THE CRUSADES
Historian Steve Weidenkopf explodes common myths about the Crusades and reveals the nobility and heroism of the Crusaders. Drawing on the latest and most authentic medieval scholarship, he presents a compelling case for understanding the Crusades as they were when they happened: armed pilgrimages driven by a holy zeal to recover conquered Christian lands. Without whitewashing their failures and even crimes, he debunks the numerous myths about the Crusades that our secular culture uses as clubs to attack the Church. Makes a great gift for anyone who invokes the Crusades as a stain on the Church. Hardcover. 285 pages.