Islam And The Crusades

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ISLAM AND THE CRUSADES: THE WRITINGS OF USAMA IBN MUNQIDH
published by Penguin

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A significant contribution to the understanding of the medieval holy wars between Christians and Muslims, this volume brings together the best and most complete eyewitness account of the Crusades from the perspective of a medieval Muslim writer. Focusing on twelfth-century Arab aristocrat Usama ibn Munqidh's Book of Contemplation but also including extracts from The Book of the Staff and Kernels of Refinement, this volume offers a strikingly human portrayal of Islamic perspectives on day-to-day existence, warfare, and the curious European invaders.

- paperback: 400 pages
- product dimensions: 129 x 198 mm
- ISBN: 9780241297698