Usama Ibn Munqidh Warrior-Poet of the Age of Crusades
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Description: A fascinating portrait of Usama ibn Munquidh, the famed 12th century warrior-poet and chronicler of everyday Muslim in the era of the first Crusade.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
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Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Publication date: 4/25/2006
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
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.
|The Youth and the Castle|
|The setting of Shayzar|
|Hunting at Shayzar|
|Shayzar's bad neighbors|
|Nizaris attack Shayzar|
|Relations with the Franks|
|Service to Zangi|
|Last days in Hama|
|The Outcast and the Kings|
|Usama among the Franks|
|Trouble in Damascus|
|Egyptian adventures (1144-1154)|
|The lesson of Ridwan|
|A new patron|
|An expedition to Syria|
|Conspiracy in Cairo|
|The final straw|
|Damascus and Nur al-Din (1154-1164)|
|The Poet and the Tomb|
|Diyar Bakr (1164-1174)|
|Denouement in Damascus (1174-1188)|
|Order and Chaos|
|God's will and the vicissitudes of Time|
|Pious exemplars and the miraculous|
|Male honor and social status|
|The manners and customs of animals|
|Franks and Muslims|
|Usama and the coming of the Crusades|
|Usama on Antioch|
|Social relations with the Franks|
|Usama and Christianity|
|Principal people encountered in this book|
|Simplified lists of principal dynasties and rulers in Usama's lifetime|