This full-scale dramatization, much of it filmed in actual locations, re-creates the events surrounding the First Crusade in the 11th century. Exploring the motivations of the people and their leaders, "The Crusades" climaxes in the taking of Jerusalem, a battle that reflects the eternal irony of the concept of "holy war."Part of "The Shaping of the Western World" series, a set of outstanding programs that re-create key episodes of human drama, spectacle, and intellectual invention in the history of the Western World. The programs in this series, all of feature-film caliber and starring familiar actors, were filmed in actual historical locations and produced with advice from scholars at leading universities who participated as consultants. An LCA release. For sale to educators as well as to schools, libraries, colleges, and other organizations or institutions.This product is manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.