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Crusades through Arab eyes

Amin Maalouf

Crusades through Arab eyes

by Amin Maalouf

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Published by Saqi Essentials in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Crusades,
  • Islamic Empire -- History -- 750-1258

  • Edition Notes

    StatementAmin Maalouf ; translated from the French by Jon Rothschild
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiv, 293 p. :
    Number of Pages293
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17198774M
    ISBN 100863560237

    His first book, The Crusades through Arab Eyes, was a critical and commercial success and remains in print after 20 years. In Disordered World, Maalouf combines his command of history with a critical perspective on contemporary culture East and West-joining them with a fierce moral clarity and a fluid, propulsive style. The Crusades: An Arab Perspective is a four-part series produced by Al Jazeera English, which first aired in December of It presents the dramatic story of the medieval religious war through an Arab point of series provides a new perspective on the history of the Crusades for a global, English-speaking audience, that has largely read about or studied the Created by: Al Jazeera.

    The Crusades Through Arab Eyes (hereafter, "Arab Eyes") is a beautifully composed book that draws almost exclusively from Arabic primary sources to Cited by: The Crusades Through Arab Eyes - Ebook written by Amin Maalouf. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read The Crusades Through Arab Eyes/5(9).

    the crusades through arab eyes Download the crusades through arab eyes or read online books in PDF, EPUB, Tuebl, and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to get the crusades through arab eyes book now. This site is like a library, Use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want. Intriquing and entertaining, The Crusades Through Arab Eyes is a vivid portrait of a society nearly destroyed by internal conflict and shaken by a traumatic encounter with an alien culture. Maalouf offers fascinating insights into the historical forces that even today shape Arab and Islamic consciousness. pages, paperback from Shocken : Paperback.


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This is what 'The Crusades Through Arab Eyes' about: European and Arab versions of the Crusades have little in common. For Arabs, the twelfth and thirteen centuries were years of strenuous efforts to repel a brutal and destructive invasion by barbarian hordes/5. The Crusades Through Arab Eyes (Book Review) 02/18/ pm ET Updated Volumes have been written about the Crusades, the series of wars in which European Christians sought to take, by any means, the holy places under Muslim control between the 11th and 13th centuries AD.

As the title clearly indicates, this book is an attempt to depict the experience of the crusades through Arab eyes; in my opinion, it succeeded.

Until I read this title, my two favourite works concerning the crusades were 'The first crusade' by Thomas Asbridge and 'The sword and the scimitar' by Ernle Bradford. This book joins that short by: Amin Maalouf, in his outstanding and thoroughly researched work, The Crusades Through Arab Eyes, sets out to redress the balance by presenting the Arab side of the Crusades in their own words.

Lengthy quotations from original sources are incorporated into an exciting narrative packed with fresh insights, off-beat details, and succinct commentary. European and Arab versions of the Crusades have little in common.

For Arabs, the twelfth and thirteenth centuries were years of strenuous efforts to repel a brutal and destructive invasion by barbarian hordes. Under Saladin, an unstoppable Muslim army inspired by prophets and poets finally succeeded in destroying the most powerful Crusader kingdoms.

Download file to see previous pages The book stands out among other books written on this subject, for it differs from other books in its focus.

Majority of books have depicted the Crusades from the Western perspective. This book focuses on the Arab forces and their : Rebert. book, I have sought to write, from a hitherto neglected point of view, what might be called the Ýtrue-life novel’ of the Crusades, of those two centuries of turmoil that shaped the West and the Arab world alike, and that affect relations between them even Size: 2MB.

The award-winning novelist Amin Maalouf has been highly praised for this thoroughly researched work, especially from non-Muslim sources, even though The Crusades Through Arab Eyes sets out to redress the balance (after centuries of historical bias) by presenting the Arab side of the Crusades in their own words.

The most unique aspect of this. The Crusades Through Arab Eyes, by Amin Maalouf, tells the story of the crusades through an Arabic perspective in a narrative format. Running the gamut of the initial invasions by Western crusaders, through the riposte of Saladin’s reign, the book covers all of the intrigue, civil wars, and truces that happened in over two centuries of conflict.

The Crusades Through Arab Eyes (French: Les Croisades vues par les Arabes) is a French language historical essay by Lebanese author Amin Maalouf. As the name suggests, the book is a narrative retelling of primary sources drawn from various Arab chronicles that seeks to provide an Arab perspective on the Crusades, and especially regarding the Crusaders – the Franks Author: Amin Maalouf.

The Paperback of the The Crusades Through Arab Eyes by Amin Maalouf, Jon Rothschild | at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $35 Brand: Saqi. This book presents the history of the crusades from the viewpoint of the Arabs and other peoples of the middle east.

On reading this book, what one realizes is the brutality of the experience. While it is expected that war will bring with it brutality, it is surprising to read of this brutality being dealt out in the name of Christianity, not /5. The dramatic story of the Crusades seen through Arab eyes - from the seizing of Jerusalem under Pope Urban II in to its recapture by Salah ad-Din, Richard the Lionheart’s efforts to regain.

A summary of The Crusades: in 's High Middle Ages (). Learn exactly what happened in this chapter, scene, or section of High Middle Ages () and what it means.

Perfect for acing essays, tests, and quizzes, as well as for writing lesson plans. From: The Crusades through Arab eyes by Amin Maalouf This was a relatively short book ( pages), but a huge story that spans the initial invasion of Nicaea in what is now Turkey in to the final expulsion of the 'Franj' (meaning all western Christians) in Amin Maalouf.

The Crusades Through Arab Eyes. Amin Maalouf’s The Crusades Through Arab Eyes starts off with an Arab description of the barbarism and savagery of the high point of the Franj invasions (as the Muslims called the Crusades), the capture, sack and slaughter of ely because it is from the Arab/Muslim perspective, it is a striking reminder of how savage the Western crusaders could be.

The crusades through Arab eyes User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict. This welcome addition to the numerous volumes on the Crusades is a well-written and absorbing history by a Lebanese journalist for the general reader.

The Crusades Through Arab Eyes by Amin Maalouf,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(K). When reflecting on The Crusades Through Arab Eyes, this quote always sticks out as the most powerful piece of Maalouf’s work. As a growing college student this quote brings harsh reality to the world I live in.

I believe as you grow through life, you become more and more aware of the world around you through education. The Crusades Through Arab Eyes, compiled by Amin Maalouf. concentrates on how Muslims viewed the number of battles that lasted almost years. Through the other half from the eleventh century, the Turks, who’d formerly transformed into Islam, occupied land near Constantinople, now Istanbul, in addition to parts of the center East.The Crusades through Arab Eyes Translated from the French by Jon Rothschild Contents Translator’s Note Foreword Prologue PART ONE.

INVASION ( – ) 1. The Franj Arrive 2. An Accursed Maker of Armour 3. The Cannibals of Ma‘arra PART TWO. OCCUPATION ( – ) 4. Tripoli’s Two Thousand Days 5. Turban-Clad Resistance PART THREE 4/5(32).Sifts through the works of a score of contemporary Arab chroniclers of the Crusades, eyewitnesses and often participants in the events.

This book retells their stories in their own style, giving us a vivid portrait of a society rent by internal conflicts, and shaken by a traumatic encounter with an alien culture.