THE CRUSADER ARMIES
424pp., 20 colour illus., 21 maps & figs. 2018. A major new history of the Crusades that illuminates the strength and sophistication of the Western and Muslim armies. Steve Tibble draws on a wide range of Muslim texts, archaeological evidence as well as Western sources to analyze the respective armies’ strategy, adaptation, evolution, and cultural diversity and show just how sophisticated the Crusader armies were even by today’s standards.