Arab Historians of the Crusades (Routledge Revivals)

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Routledge, 15 ott 2009 - 362 pagine

The recapture of Jerusalem, the siege of acre, the fall of Tripoli, the effect in Baghdad of events in Syria; these and other happenings were faithfully recorded by Arab historians during the two centuries of the Crusades. First published in English in 1969, this book presents 'the other side' of the Holy War, offering the first English translation of contemporary Arab accounts of the fighting between Muslim and Christian.

Extracts are drawn from seventeen different authors encompassing a multitude of sources:

  • The general histories of the Muslim world,
  • The chronicles of cities, regions and their dynasties
  • Contemporary biographies and records of famous deeds.

Overall, this book gives a sweeping and stimulating view of the Crusades seen through Arab eyes.

 

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Recensione dell'utente  - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing

A selection of the Arab point of view, and these are hard to find for the ordinary reader. I think the 4 sections cover the whole existence of the kingdom of Outremere, and only wish for more. Leggi recensione completa

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Recensione dell'utente  - antiquary - LibraryThing

Very interesting as giving the "other side of the story" --though personally I do not find it more sympathetic than the Christian side Leggi recensione completa

Indice

SALADIN AND THE THIRD CRUSADE
52
THE AYYUBIDS AND THE INVASION OF EGYPT
150
THE MAMLŪKS AND THE LIQUIDATION OF THE CRUSADERS
181

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