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Crusades Through Arab Eyes

Crusades Through Arab Eyes
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Crusades Through Arab Eyes
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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. The memory of this greatest and most enduring victory ever won by a non-European society against the West still lives in the minds of millions of Arabs today.

Amin Maalouf has sifted through the works of a score of contemporary Arab chroniclers of the Crusades, eyewitnesses and often participants in the events. He retells their stories in their own vivacious style, giving us a vivid portrait of a society rent by internal conflicts and shaken by a traumatic encounter with an alien culture. He retraces two critical centuries of Middle Eastern history, and offers fascinating insights into some of the forces that shape Arab and Islamic consciousness today.

'A useful and important analysis adding much to existing western histories - worth recommending to George Bush.' --London Review of Books

'A wide readership should enjoy this vivid narrative of stirring events.' -- The Bookseller

'An inspiring story ... Very readable ... Well translated ... Warmly recommended.' --Times Literary Supplement
Autor MAALOUF, Amin
An apariţie 2006
Editura Saqi Books
Nr pagini 312
Dimensiuni 20.8 x 13.5 cm
Format Paperback
Cuvinte cheie: amin maalouf