Arab Historians of the Crusades

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Francesco Gabrieli
University of California Press, 1978 - 362 pagine

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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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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

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I
3
The Franks take Maarrat anNuman
9
Bohemond is liberated and Baldwin defeated at Ramla
15
The fall of Tripoli
24
The effects in Baghdad of the events in Syria
28
The defeat and death of Roger of Antioch at Balat
36
Zangi takes the fortress of Barin The defeat of the Franks
42
Zangi takes Edessa
49
Saladin withdraws from the Franks who are able
190
The siegetowers are burnt down
198
Conrad of Montferrat and the Third Crusade
208
Saladins summons to the Holy War
214
Letters arrive from the city
220
The assassination of Conrad of Montferrat
238
Saladins illness and death
246
The Fifth Crusade
255

The Second Crusade The siege of Damascus
56
Nur adDins victories and his triumph at Damascus
64
9
72
Orientalized Franks
78
Saladins character
87
His justice
93
Examples of his generosity
96
His endurance and determination to win merit in Gods
102
His unfailing goodness
109
An incursion into the region of Acre
117
Jerusalem reconquered
139
Conrad of Montferrat at Tyre Saladins fruitless siege
176
The Franks march on Acre and besiege it
182
Other details of the Frankish surrender
264
Muslim grief in Damascus Frederick in Jerusalem
273
Two Arabic letters written by Frederick
280
PART FOUR
305
Negotiations with Hugh III King of Cyprus
312
An unsuccessful attack on Cyprus
319
The treaty with Acre
326
Formula of the Frankish oath
332
The fall of Maraqiyya
338
The fall of Acre
344
Index
351
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