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ISBN-10: 1405807369

ISBN-13: 9781405807364

Edition: 2009

Authors: Abdul Rahman Azzam, Abd-Al-Rahman Azzam

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List price: $62.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/29/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Abdul Rahman Hassan Azzam was an Egyptian diplomat, with family origins in Libya .He served as the first secretary-general of the Arab League between 1945 and 1952. Azzam also had a long career as an ambassador and parliamentarian . He was an Egyptian nationalist and one of the foremost proponents of pan-Arab idealism - viewpoints he did not see as contradictory - and was passionately opposed to the partition of Palestine .

Glossary of Main Names
Map of Jerusalem
Prologue:Separating the Man from the Myth
The Weakening of the Abbasid Caliph and the Sunni Revival
Disputes between Sunnis and Shiites
Building a new Sunni orthodoxy
The Turning of the Tide
The arrival of the Crusades in Syria
The establishment of Saladins father and uncle
The rise of Nur al-Din and the spread of madrasas
The Young Saladin
The religious milieu in which Saladin grew up
The beginning of the Islamic counter-crusade
The education of Saladin
The Battle for Egypt
The Fatimids: the sick man of the Nile
Shirkuhs campaign
The emergence of Saladin and the siege of Alexandria
The Unlikely Vizier
The death of Shirkuh and the appointment of Saladin as vizier
The rise of al-Qadi al-Fadil
Master of Egypt
The crushing of the Sudanese uprising and the dismantlement of the Fatimid state
The establishment of Saladins authority in Egypt
The introduction of Sunni orthodoxy to Egypt
The Prize of Syria
The death of Nur al-Din and Amalric
The power struggle in Syria
Saladin marches into Syria, and the challenge of Aleppo
The Meddlesome Priest: Saladin and al-Khabushani
Madrasa building in Egypt
The relationship between Saladin and the ulama
The Sunnification of Egypt
Saladin and the Leper King
Baldwin IV and the Kingdom of Jerusalem
Saladins defeat at Mont Gisard
The death of Nur al-Dins son and the struggle for northern Syria
Sailing Close to Disaster: Saladins Illness at Harran
The death of Baldwin IV
Saladins march on Mosul
Saladins illness
Saladin and al-Qadi al-Fadil: renewed vows
Victory at Hattin
Saladin gathers his army
Deliberations in the Franks camp
The march to Tiberias
The capture of the True Cross
Saladin slays Reynauld of Chatillon
The Return of Jerusalem
The collapse of the Latin Kingdom
Saladin besieges Jerusalem
The triumphant entry into Jerusalem
The Arrival of Richard
Conrad fortifies Tyre
The siege of Acre
The fragmentation of Saladins army
The fall of Acre and the massacre of the 3,000
The march towards Jaffa
Saladins defeat at Arsuf
A Bitter Siege of Attrition: Saladin, Richard and Jerusalem
The death of Taqi al-Din
Saladin fortifies Jerusalem
The attack on Jaffa and the defiance of Richard
Peace negotiations and the departure of Richard
Death in Damascus: Saladins Last Days
The return to Damascus
Saladins illness
Saladins death and the mourning of the people
Saladin: an assessment