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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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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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Both a superb documentary and an excellent black comedy.
12 March 2001 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

Terry Jones, Oxford history graduate and former member of the Monty Python team, helms an unromantic and sometimes irreverent look at the political, economic and religious machinations behind the Crusades, with a particular emphasis on the absurdities and atrocities. Travelling along the crusader trail, he uses interviews with historians and traditional weapon-makers, translations of Arab folk tales and medieval letters, clips from old movies and some startling visual effects to create an unforgettable documentary.


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