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The Crusades Through Arab Eyes

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Publisher Comments:

The author has combed the works of contemporary Arab chronicles of the Crusades, eyewitnesses and often participants. He retells their story and offers insights into the historical forces that shape Arab and Islamic consciousness today.

Review:

"In the minds of most Westerners the Crusades conjure up romantic images of Christian knights fighting the Muslims in order to recapture the Holy Lands once again for Christianity. To the Arabs, however, the Crusades represented two centuries of repeated invasions and turmoil instigated by the West. In this volume the author presents the observations and views of Arab historians in a series of selective excerpts from their works over the two centuries of conflict that culminated in the defeat of the West in 1291. In his informative epilogue the author argues convincingly that much of the present day mistrust of the West by the Arab world is one of the lasting and bitter legacies of the Crusades." Reviewed by Daniel Weiss, Virginia Quarterly Review (Copyright 2006 Virginia Quarterly Review)

Review:

"A readable and entertaining mirror image of events that are as familiar in the West as fairy tales." New Yorker

Review:

"Amin Maalouf, in his outstanding and thoroughly researched work, The Crusades Through Arab Eyes, sets out to redress the balance by presenting the Arab side of the Crusades in their own words." Jon West, Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

Synopsis:

European and Arab versions of the Crusaders have little common. What the West remembers as an epic effort to reconquer the Holy Land is portrayed here as a brutal, destructive, unprovoked invasion by barbarian hordes. When, under Saladian, a powerful Muslin army-inspired by prophets and poets-defeated the Crusaders, it was greatest victory ever won by a non-European society against the West.

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Synopsis:

The author has combed the works of contemporary Arab chronicles of the Crusades, eyewitnesses and often participants. He retells their story and offers insights into the historical forces that shape Arab and Islamic consciousness today.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [267]-276) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780805208986
Author:
Maalouf, Amin
Publisher:
Schocken Books Inc
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Middle East
Subject:
History
Subject:
World
Subject:
Medieval
Subject:
Middle East - General
Subject:
Islamic empire
Subject:
Crusades
Subject:
World - General
Subject:
Islamic Empire History 750-1258.
Subject:
World History-General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
22
Publication Date:
19890431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.02x5.19x.67 in. .72 lbs.

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Product details 352 pages Schocken Books - English 9780805208986 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A readable and entertaining mirror image of events that are as familiar in the West as fairy tales."
"Review" by , "Amin Maalouf, in his outstanding and thoroughly researched work, The Crusades Through Arab Eyes, sets out to redress the balance by presenting the Arab side of the Crusades in their own words."
"Synopsis" by , European and Arab versions of the Crusaders have little common. What the West remembers as an epic effort to reconquer the Holy Land is portrayed here as a brutal, destructive, unprovoked invasion by barbarian hordes. When, under Saladian, a powerful Muslin army-inspired by prophets and poets-defeated the Crusaders, it was greatest victory ever won by a non-European society against the West.
"Synopsis" by , US
"Synopsis" by , The author has combed the works of contemporary Arab chronicles of the Crusades, eyewitnesses and often participants. He retells their story and offers insights into the historical forces that shape Arab and Islamic consciousness today.
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