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    DescriptionIn "God's Battalions," award-winning author Rodney Stark takes on the long-held view that the Crusades were the first round of European colonialism, conducted for land, loot, and converts by barbarian Christians who victimized the cultivated Muslims. To the contrary, Stark argues that the Crusades were the first military response to unwarranted Muslim terrorist aggression. Stark reviews the history of the seven major Crusades from 1095 to 1291, demonstrating that the Crusades were precipitated by Islamic provocations, centuries of bloody attempts to colonize the West, and sudden attacks on Christian pilgrims and holy places. Although the Crusades were initiated by a plea from the pope, Stark argues that this had nothing to do with any elaborate design of the Christian world to convert all Muslims to Christianity by force of arms. Given current tensions in the Middle East and terrorist attacks around the world, Stark's views are a thought-provoking contribution to our understanding and are sure to spark debate.

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    God's Battalions
    The Case for the Crusades
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Rodney Stark, Narrator David Drummond
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 165 mm
    Height: 170 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 272 g
    ISBN 13: 9781400144709
    ISBN 10: 1400144701

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
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    Ingram Theme: CULT/MIDEST
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 55590
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    Libri: I-JV
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000, REL037010
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    LC classification: D157 .S736 2009C
    Thema V1.0: QRM, QRAX, NHW, NHD, QRP, NHG, NHDJ
    Edition statement
    Library ed
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Imprint name
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Publication date
    04 January 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Old Saybrook, CT
    Author Information
    Rodney Stark is Distinguished Professor of the Social Sciences at Baylor University, where he is codirector of the Institute for Studies of Religion, and the author of over thirty books on the history and sociology of religion, including "The Rise of Christianity" and "Discovering God," which won the 2008 Award of Merit for Theology/Ethics from "Christianity Today." David Drummond has made his living as an actor for over twenty-five years, and he received an "AudioFile" Earphones Award for his first audiobook, "Love 'Em or Lose 'Em."
    Review quote
    "Drummond gives a splendid reading of Stark's work.... While his vocal touch may be light, his disciplined delivery is strong, clear, and consistently controlled." ---AudioFile