Books by Richard Fletcher

RELIGION
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Smoothly written and useful in understanding events of the past—and present."
A well-tempered survey of nearly a thousand years of Muslim-Christian interaction—most of it unhappy. Read full book review >
BLOODFEUD by Richard Fletcher
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2003

"Graceful examination of the intricate tapestry of a culture so distant in time and temperament as to be virtually extraterrestrial. (8 pp. b&w photos, 7 maps, 9 genealogical tables)"
A swift and, by necessity, highly speculative account of a some murders between 1016 and 1074 that reveal much about 11th-century English politics, religion, codes of honor, and kingship. Read full book review >
RELIGION
Released: March 1, 1998

"His suggestions for further reading provide direction for more focused inquiry. (36 b&w photos, 10 maps, not seen)"
 An elegant history of the Christianization of northwestern Europe. Read full book review >
MOORISH SPAIN by Richard Fletcher
HISTORY
Released: Oct. 28, 1992

 A brief yet insightful introduction to Moorish Spain, from the invasion in A.D. 711 by Berbers crossing the Straits of Gibraltar to the expulsion in 1614 of 300,000 Moslems by Philip III. Read full book review >