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The Damascus Chronicle of the Crusades: Extracted and Translated from the Chronicle of Ibn Al-Qalanisi

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Publisher Comments:

This outstanding work on the First Crusade was written by an Arab scholar from an old and respected family of Damascus. Well-educated in literature, theology and law, he was twice elected mayor of the city and died when he was over 90 years of age in 1160. His Chronicle, translated by H. A. R. Gibb, is of special interest because it presents a contemporary Arab account of how the Crusaders fared while in Damascus. Derived from oral and written reports, the information is remarkable for its documentation. An informative introduction sets the scene just prior to invasion by the Crusaders. Because this original work still retains much material unused by later compilers, it remains an indispensable resource for students of the early Crusades. Unabridged republication of the edition published by Luzac & Company, Ltd., London, 1932.

Book News Annotation:

Students of the Crusades will welcome this reprinted edition (first published by Luzac in London, UK in 1932) of Ibn al-Qalanisi's first- hand account. The chronicle, which covers the period from 1097-1159, is useful for its Islamic viewpoint and its treatment of the Islamic political scene before the arrival of the Crusaders. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Remarkable contemporary account of early Crusades by one of Damascus' leading citizens covers events of 1097–1159. Based on both written and oral reports, colorful narrative relates every particular of life during wartime: battles, blockades, and diplomatic negotiations, plus vivid portraits of the personalities on both sides.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

PART I

  FROM 1097 TO II32

PART II

  FROM II32 TO II59

INDEXES

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486425191
Author:
Gibb, H. A. R.
Author:
Ibn Al-Qalanisi, Abu YA'la Hamzah Ib
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
Mineola, N.Y.
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Medieval
Subject:
Middle East - General
Subject:
Crusades
Subject:
Damascus
Subject:
General History
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
World History-Middle East
Subject:
World
Edition Number:
Dover ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
no. 2
Publication Date:
20111131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
382
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.86 lb

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