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Crusades (1995)

TV Movie  |   |  Documentary, History, War  |  10 January 1995 (UK)
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Terry Jones presents the history of the medieval religious wars in the middle-east known as the Crusades.

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Radulph of Caen / Tancred (as Marcello Maraschalchi)
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Hugh of France
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In this series, Terry Jones presents the recounting of the religious wars for control of the "Holy Lands" waged by Christian Europe against the Islamic world. In addition, Terry Jones recreates specific aspects of those events by exploring the lives of pivotal figures, the technology and the politics of the era. Furthermore, Terry Jones also shows how these acts of religious bigotry at its worst have led to many of the political and ethnic problems we have today. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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An excellent documentary for the common man
1 March 2005 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"The Crusades" is a 4x45 minute British TV miniseries and documentary of one of history's greatest faux pas made in the name of Christianity, the Crusades of the 11th and 12 centuries AD. The always jovial Terry Jones (Monty Python) hosts this documentary as he travels from England to Istanbul to Jerusalem and beyond explaining the who, what, where, why, and when of the more notable of the many European forays into the Holy Land. An excellent production laced with humor and supported by plenty of film clips, maps, reenactments, expert commentary, etc., "The Crusades" makes an enjoyable primer for the common man. A worthy effort as a stand alone documentary this series also offers a historical foundation for a better understanding of present day tribulations in the middle East. (B+)


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