The Crusades Through Arab Eyes

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Schocken Books, 1984 - History - 293 pages
European and Arab versions of the Crusaders have little common. What the West remembers as an epic effort to reconquer the Holy Land is portrayed here as a brutal, destructive, unprovoked invasion by barbarian hordes. When, under Saladian, a powerful Muslin army-inspired by prophets and poets-defeated the Crusaders, it was greatest victory ever won by a non-European society against the West.
 

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This welcome addition to the numerous volumes on the Crusades is a well-written and absorbing history by a Lebanese journalist for the general reader. It makes extensive use of contemporary Arab ... Read full review

Contents

PART ONE INVASION 10961100
3
An Accursed Maker of Armour
19
The Cannibals of Maarra
37
PART Two OCCUPATION 11001128
57
Tripolis Two Thousand Days
59
TurbanClad Resistance
82
PART THREE Riposte 11281146
107
The Damascus Conspiracies
109
The Rush for the Nile
159
The Tears of Saladin
176
PART Five REPRIEVE 1187 1244
201
The Perfect and the Just
218
PART Six ExPULSION 12441291
233
God Grant That They Never Set Foot
247
Epilogue
261
Notes and Sources
267

An Emir Among Barbarians
123
PART Four Victory 11461187
141
Nr alDin the SaintKing
143
Chronology
277
A Note on Pronunciation
285
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AMIN MAALOUF was director of the weekly international edition of the leading Beirut daily an-Nahar, and was also editor-on-chief of Jeune Afrique.

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