The author has combed the works of contemporary Arab chronicles of the Crusades, eyewitnesses and often participants. He retells their story. Amin Maalouf. The Crusades Through Arab Eyes. Metaksya Grigoryan. Uploaded by. Metaksya Grigoryan. Loading Preview. Sorry, preview is currently. The Rewriting of History in Amin Maalouf ‘s The. Crusades Through Arab Eyes. Carine Bourget. University of Arizona-Tucson. Follow this and.

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Showing of reviews. What was interesting while reading this book was how diverse this conflict was with the various factions amongst the Christian and Muslim forces. Share your thoughts with other customers. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Add both to Cart Add both to List. My only comment would be need of maps to illustrate areas of influence of Christians and Muslims during the periods discussed.

Reviews ‘Well-researched and highly readable. Violence and the Need to Belong. 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 Crusadesand especially regarding the Crusaders — the Franks Franjas the Arabs called them — who are considered cruel, savage, ignorant and culturally backward.


Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Get to Know Us. English Choose a language for shopping. This study offers much insight into the historical forces and factions of this time that even today shape Islamic disposition and consciousness.

Sign up to get a Weekly Email from Medievalists. Amin Maalouf was formerly director of the leading Beirut daily an-Naharand the editor of Jeune Afrique. One person found this helpful.

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Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. This about a non-fiction book on Middle Eastern history article is a stub. Pages with related products. You’ll find yourself holding out hope that this time they’ll stop the mysterious Frankish hordes, or rooting for Damascus over Aleppo or Acre over Jerusalem, only to crueades have that hope smashed against the wall by marauding Turkish prince or a hashish-smoking Assassin from Iran.


The Crusades Through Arab Eyes

If you are not a student of the Levant Crusades you will be confused and bored with this book. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway.

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Should be put in the hands of anyone who asks what lies behind the Middle East’s present conflicts. The Case for the Crusades.

He retells their story and offers insights into the historical forces that shape Arab and Islamic consciousness today. Cusades from ” https: Customers who bought this item also bought. Samarkand Interlink World Fiction.

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