The Crusades


Read by Pamela Nagami

(3.7 stars; 30 reviews)

The Crusades were a series of religious wars fought between 1096 and 1272 to recover the Holy Land from Islamic rule. According to the Latin Church, Crusaders were penitent pilgrims whose sins were forgiven. British historian, George Cox, writes of the churchmen, great and small, who inspired the Crusades, of the warriors who left families and lands behind, of the wily Venetian merchants and Byzantine emperors who exploited the knights, and of the valor of the Saracens. Here are accounts of sublime sacrifice and bestial ferocity, of dynastic conflict within the Crusader States, of sieges, starvation, pestilence, and ambush, and of the clash and interpenetration of two cultures. - Summary by Pamela Nagami, M.D. (7 hr 35 min)

Chapters

Ch. 1: Causes Leading to the Crusades, Pt. 1 17:12 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 1: Causes Leading to the Crusades, Pt. 2 19:37 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 2: The Council of Clermont, Pt. 1 24:57 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 2: The Council of Clermont, Pt. 2 15:33 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 3: The First Crusade, Pt. 1 18:32 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 3: The First Crusade, Pt. 2 17:08 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 3: The First Crusade, Pt. 3 19:41 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 3: The First Crusade, Pt. 4 22:31 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 4: The Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem 17:03 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 5: The Second Crusade 22:11 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 6: The Loss of Jerusalem, Pt. 1 15:44 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 6: The Loss of Jerusalem, Pt. 2 18:52 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 7: The Third Crusade, Pt. 1 23:51 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 7: The Third Crusade, Pt. 2 28:35 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 8: The Fourth Crusade 8:14 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 9: The Fifth Crusade, Pt. 1 21:21 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 9: The Fifth Crusade, Pt. 2 27:23 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 10: The Latin Empire of Constantinople, Pt. 1 14:02 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 10: The Latin Empire of Constantinople, Pt. 2 15:21 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 11: The Sixth Crusade, Pt. 1 16:48 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 11: The Sixth Crusade, Pt. 2 18:08 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 12: The Seventh Crusade 5:46 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 13: The Eighth Crusade 22:54 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 14: The Ninth Crusade 11:24 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 15: The Sequel of the Religious Wars 12:55 Read by Pamela Nagami

Reviews


(5 stars)

Pamela Nagami is absolutely the best reader on librivox. thank you Pamela!!

Good Synopsis


(5 stars)

Cox provides a critical view of an ugly chapter in Western History. The world of Catholic Christendom was briefly politically united enough to retake the Holy Land. But the Crusaders behavior and petty rivalries would hamstring Christian dominance in the Biblical Holy Land. Pam as always provides great narration!

its raycyst


(5 stars)

The bunnies in this story are entirely immersed in a heteronormative, phalogocentric world view that marginalizes the contribution of the African Americans and LatinX experience to further bunny culture. Bunnies are raycyst and support bunny cultural imperialism. Let's get together and ban this author from the internet