"The Crusades" Analytical Essay by Neatwriter

"The Crusades"
An analysis of Malcolm Billings' book, "The Crusades".
# 61835 | 1,728 words | 1 source | MLA | 2004 | US

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This paper contends that the cause-and-effect patterns of the crusades are the most critical observations for the analytical observer and historian of the period. The paper explains that the crusades was a period of closely linked causes and effects. Malcolm Billings, in his historical work, "The Crusades: Five Centuries of Holy Wars," attacks and categorizes these causes and effects with gusto and relentless energy. The paper examines how Billings diffuses myths that the crusades was a dark ages type period.

Cause/Effect in The Crusades
Change and Continuity
Ideas in The Crusades
Interpretations of The Crusades

From the Paper:

"Another strength of the narrative is the way in which Billings deals with change and continuity and also the concept of ideas. The crusades period, after all, was a period of immense technological and social change against the continuity of five centuries of war, so any examination of the period must include an analysis and commentary on the juxtaposition of the two. Also, with that backdrop of religious fervor and the missionary belief structure, the crusades also were one of the first eras with respect for new ideas in western history. Billings deals with the concept of ideas and their ramifications and their acceptance or denial throughout the work."

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