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Saladin : the politics of the holy war

Author: Malcolm Cameron Lyons; David Edward Pritchett Jackson
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1997.
Series: Canto
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Saladin was one of the best-known figures of the Middle Ages. The West accepted him as a hero; Islam was indebted to him for the recovery of Jerusalem. This book sets Saladin's life within the  Read more...


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Named Person: Saladin, sultan d'Égypte et de Syrie; Saladin, (sultan d'Egypte et de Syrie)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Malcolm Cameron Lyons; David Edward Pritchett Jackson
ISBN: 0521585627 9780521585620
OCLC Number: 468693528
Notes: Bibliogr. p. 435-443. Index.
Description: X-456 p. : cartes ; 22 cm
Contents: Foreword; 1. Early adventures; 2. Vizier of Egypt; 3. Lord of Egypt; 4. The shadow of Syria; 5. Independence; 6. From Egypt to Syria; 7. War and diplomacy; 8. Egyptian interlude; 9. Defeat and difficulties; 10. Consolidation and expansion; 11. Opportunities; 12. The capture of Aleppo; 13. Empire-building and the Holy War; 14. The end of empire; 15. Preparations; 16. Hattin; 17. The capture of Jerusalem; 18. Success and failure; 19. Crusaders at Acre; 20. The fall of Acre; 21. Stalemate; 22. Conclusion; Plan of Cairo; Maps; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Canto
Responsibility: Malcolm Cameron Lyons and D.E.P. Jackson.
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'It is certainly the best book yet written about Saladin in English.' The Times Literary Supplement 'Lyons and Jackson have produced a distinguished and extremely well-researched book ... It has the Read more...

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