Islam and the Crusades T^he Writings of Usama ibn Munqidh

ISBN-10: 0140455132

ISBN-13: 9780140455137

Edition: 2008

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Description: The Crusades as seen through the eyes of Muslims A SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION to the understanding of the medieval holy wars between Christians and Muslims, this volume brings together the best and most complete eyewitness account of the Crusades from the perspective of a medieval Muslim writer. Focusing on twelfth-century Arab aristocrat Usama ibn Munqidhs Book of Contemplationbut also including extracts from The Book of the Staffand Kernels of Refinement, this volume offers a strikingly human portrayal of I slamic perspectives on day-to-day existence, warfare, and the curious European invaders.

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Book details

List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/30/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English

Usama ibn Munqidh(10951188) was born in northern Syria and counted among his patrons the mighty sultan Saladin. Paul M. Cobbis Associate Professor of Arabic and Islamic History at the University of Pennsylvania.

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