Saladin: Hero of Islam

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Pen & Sword Military, 2007 - History - 208 pages
The extraordinary character and career of Saladin are the keys to understanding the Battle of Hattin, the fall of Jerusalem and the failure of the Third Crusade. He united warring Muslim lands, reconquered the bulk of Crusader states and faced the Richard the Lion Heart, king of England, in one of the most famous confrontations in medieval warfare. Geoffrey Hindley's sympathetic and highly readable study of the life and times of this remarkable, many-sided man, who dominated the Middle East in his day, gives a fascinating insight into his achievements and into the Muslim world of his contemporaries.

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Contents

Across the Battle Lines
14
The Quadrilateral of Power
23
NuradDin and the Propaganda of the Jihad
34
Copyright

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Geoffrey Hindley is an author and historian.

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