Again, he did a great job making a twisted subject somewhat linear and easier to understand.
Clearly distilled a lot of information with great enthusiasm. Great 2nd lecture.
Dr. Madden provides a fantastic historical overview to set the scene for the crusades. We just had one of the 8 lectures, but I already feel that I learned an immense amount of history needed to understand the topic. He really provides the connective tissue to previously disparate knowledge.
Dr. Madden covered 500 years very effectively to take the class right up to the start of the 1st Crusade // This a remarkable and not well understood period of time - particularly when you add in the Knights Templar // Looking forward to the next class //
Good presentation of the different elements and interactions that resulted in the first Crusade.