The Crusades Through Arab Eyes by Amin MaaloufThe Crusades Through Arab Eyes by Amin Maalouf

The Crusades Through Arab Eyes

byAmin Maalouf

Paperback | April 29, 1989

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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.
AMIN MAALOUF was director of the weekly international edition of the leading Beirut daily an-Nahar, and was also editor-on-chief of Jeune Afrique.
Title:The Crusades Through Arab EyesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 7.97 × 5.18 × 0.64 inPublished:April 29, 1989Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0805208984

ISBN - 13:9780805208986

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from well researched, read it in conjunction with the History of the Crusades podcast Found this interesting and quick reading. It was a good reference to have when listening to the podcast on the subject. The bibliography is wonderful. Sadly most of it is in French.
Date published: 2017-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Passionating, it explains a lot about occidental and oriental cultures, and how they can (or can't) coexist.
Date published: 2004-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You HAVE to read this You HAVE to read this book if you are at any way interested in the history of the crusades. This book is an absolute must if you want to get the best possible complete picture of events 800 years ago.
Date published: 2000-09-08

From Our Editors

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.

Editorial Reviews

"The Crusades Through Arab Eyes may be warmly recommended to lay-readers and students alike."
The Times Literary Supplement (London)