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Race for Paradise An Islamic History of the Crusades

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ISBN-10: 0199358117

ISBN-13: 9780199358113

Edition: 2014

Authors: Paul M. Cobb

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In 1099, when the first Frankish invaders arrived before the walls of Jerusalem, they had carved out a Christian European presence in the Islamic world that endured for centuries, bolstered by subsequent waves of new crusaders and pilgrims. The story of how this group of warriors, driven byfaith, greed, and wanderlust, created new Christian-ruled states in parts of the Middle East is one of the best-known in history. Yet it offers not even half of the story, for it is based almost exclusively on Western sources and overlooks entirely the perspective of the crusaded. How did medievalMuslims perceive what happened?In The Race for Paradise, Paul M. Cobb offers a new history of the…    
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Book details

List price: $37.50
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 6/18/2014
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 368
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.606
Language: English