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The Crusades through Arab eyes

Author: Amin Maalouf
Publisher: London : Saqi Essentials, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Retraces two critical centuries of Middle Eastern history, presents an intriguing chronicle of the Crusades, and offers insights into the forces that shape Arab and Islamic consciousness today.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amin Maalouf
ISBN: 0863560237 9780863560231
OCLC Number: 62479433
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Notes: Translation of: Les croisades vues par les Arabes.
Includes index.
Description: iv, 293 pages : maps ; 22 cm
Contents: Translator's note --
Foreword --
Prologue --
pt. 1. Invasion (1096-1100). The Franj arrive ; An accursed maker of armour ; The cannibals of Ma'arra --
pt. 2. Occupation (1100-1128). Tripoli's two thousand days ; Turban-clad resistance --
pt. 3. Riposte (1128-1146). The Damascus conspiracies ; An emir among barbarians --
pt. 4. Victory (1146-1187). Nūr al-Dīn, the saint-king ; The rush for the Nile ; The tears of Saladin --
pt. 5. Reprieve (1187-1244). The impossible encounter ; The perfect and the just --
pt. 6. Expulsion (1244-1291). The Mongol scourge ; God grant that they never set foot there again! --
Epilogue --
Notes and sources --
Chronology --
Glossary --
A note on pronunciation.
Other Titles: Croisades vues par les Arabes.
Responsibility: Amin Maalouf ; translated from the French by Jon Rothschild.

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Retraces two critical centuries of Middle Eastern history, presents an intriguing chronicle of the Crusades, and offers insights into the forces that shape Arab and Islamic consciousness today.

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