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An Arab-Syrian Gentleman and Warrior in the Period of the Crusades: Memoirs of Usbmah Ibn-Munqidh (Records of Western Civilization)

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The life of Usmah ibn-Munqidh epitomizes the height of Arab civilization during the early Crusading period. These memoirs — which represent a rare first-hand account of medieval European manners, morals, politics, and medicine written by a non-European — offers new perspective and insight into an important point of military and cultural contact between the East and West. In his introduction, translator Philip Hitti writes, "Ancient Arabic literature has preserved for us other biographies, memoirs, and reminiscences by great men, but there is hardly anything superior to this one in its simplicity of narrative, dignity, and wealth of contents and general human interest.

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The life of Usamah ibn-Munqidh epitomized the height of Arab civilization as it flourished during the early Crusading period. His memoirs provide a valuable non-European perspective and insight into the military and cultural contact between medieval West and East, between Christian and Muslim.

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The life of Us?mah ibn-Munqidh epitomized the height of Arab civilization as it flourished in the period of the early Crusades. His memoirs present an uncommon non-European perspective and understanding of the military and cultural contact between East and West, Muslim and Christian. His writing is remarkable for its narrative clarity, its humanity, and its wealth of perceptive details.

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The life of Usmah ibn-Munqidh epitomized the height of Arab civilization as it flourished in the period of the early Crusades. His memoirs present an uncommon non-European perspective and understanding of the military and cultural contact between East and West, Muslim and Christian. His writing is remarkable for its narrative clarity, its humanity, and its wealth of perceptive details.

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Absolutely fantastic - an excellent read for fans of history, arms and armour, hunting, politics, and great commentary on the period from the period. Bloody, funny, and informative. Highly recommended.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780231121255
Translator:
Hitti, Phillip K.
Translator:
Hitti, Philip K.
Translator:
Hitti, Philip K.
Author:
Usamah
Author:
Hitti, Phillip K.
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Middle East
Subject:
History
Subject:
Medieval
Subject:
Middle East - General
Subject:
Crusades
Subject:
Syria
Subject:
Syria History 750-1260.
Subject:
World History-Middle East
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Records of Western Civilization (Paperback)
Series Volume:
7
Publication Date:
20000631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
265
Dimensions:
8.98x6.14x.70 in. 1.05 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The life of Usamah ibn-Munqidh epitomized the height of Arab civilization as it flourished during the early Crusading period. His memoirs provide a valuable non-European perspective and insight into the military and cultural contact between medieval West and East, between Christian and Muslim.
"Synopsis" by , The life of Us?mah ibn-Munqidh epitomized the height of Arab civilization as it flourished in the period of the early Crusades. His memoirs present an uncommon non-European perspective and understanding of the military and cultural contact between East and West, Muslim and Christian. His writing is remarkable for its narrative clarity, its humanity, and its wealth of perceptive details.
"Synopsis" by , The life of Usmah ibn-Munqidh epitomized the height of Arab civilization as it flourished in the period of the early Crusades. His memoirs present an uncommon non-European perspective and understanding of the military and cultural contact between East and West, Muslim and Christian. His writing is remarkable for its narrative clarity, its humanity, and its wealth of perceptive details.
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