RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 192109774 LA Translated from the German. T1 Saladin, the Sultan and his times, 1138-1193 A1 Möhring, Hannes., PB Johns Hopkins University Press PP Baltimore YR 2008 SN 9780801889912 080188991X 9780801889929 0801889928 AB Known to the west as "the noble heathen," the great Muslim emperor Saladin led Arab forces in the reconquest of the Crusader kingdoms and captured Jerusalem in 1187. This concise history traces Saladin's role in the contest between Islam and Christianity during the twelfth century. Tracing the Sultan's life from the rise of the Crusader States through his triumph over the Franks to the Third Crusade, Möhring elucidates the emperor's accomplishments in uniting the Arab lands of the Middle East, his enlightened relationship with European opponents, and the unique legacy of his rule in the Middle East and beyond. This faithful English-language translation also includes an introduction that places Saladin in his geographic, political, and cultural context.