Saladin: The Background, Strategies, Tactics And Battlefield Experiences Of The Greatest Commanders Of Histo by David NicolleSaladin: The Background, Strategies, Tactics And Battlefield Experiences Of The Greatest Commanders Of Histo by David Nicolle

Saladin: The Background, Strategies, Tactics And Battlefield Experiences Of The Greatest Commanders…

byDavid NicolleIllustratorPeter Dennis

Paperback | April 19, 2011

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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.

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 man...
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Title:Saladin: The Background, Strategies, Tactics And Battlefield Experiences Of The Greatest Commanders…Format:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.9 × 6.8 × 0.24 inPublished:April 19, 2011Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1849083177

ISBN - 13:9781849083171

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