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This Osprey Command book looks closely at the early life, military experiences and key battlefield exploits of Al-Malik al-Nasir Yusuf Ibn Najm al-Din Ayyub Ibn Shahdi Abu'l-Muzaffar Salah al-Din - or Saladin as he is more commonly known outside the Islamic world - who is broadly regarded as the greatest hero of the Crusades, even in Europe. Most chroniclers present him as a man of outstanding virtue, courage and political skill.

More recently, however, efforts have been made to portray Saladin as an ambitious, ruthless and even devious politician, and as a less brilliant commander than it normally thought. This book sets out to reveal that the truth is, as usual, somewhere in between.

About the Author

Born in 1944, David Nicolle worked in the BBC's Arabic service for a number of years before gaining an MA from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London, and a doctorate from Edinburgh University. He has written numerous books and articles on medieval and Islamic warfare, and has been a prolific author of Osprey titles for many years.

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ISBN:
9781849083171
Author:
Nicolle, David
Publisher:
Osprey Publishing (UK)
Illustrator:
Dennis, Peter
Author:
Dennis, Peter
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Military-General History
Subject:
Military - Strategy
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Command
Publication Date:
20110431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
20 MONO; 27 COL
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
9.76 x 7.27 x .21 in .46 lb

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