An Arab-Syrian Gentleman And Warrior In The Period Of The Crusades

An Arab-Syrian Gentleman And Warrior In The Period Of The Crusades

by Usamah
     
 

ISBN-10: 0231121245

ISBN-13: 9780231121248

Pub. Date: 06/01/2000

Publisher: Columbia University Press

The life of Usâmah ibn-Munqidh epitomized the height of Arab civilization as it flourished in the period of the early Crusades. His memoirs present an uncommon non-European perspective and understanding of the military and cultural contact between East and West, Muslim and Christian. His writing is remarkable for its narrative clarity, its humanity, and its

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The life of Usâmah ibn-Munqidh epitomized the height of Arab civilization as it flourished in the period of the early Crusades. His memoirs present an uncommon non-European perspective and understanding of the military and cultural contact between East and West, Muslim and Christian. His writing is remarkable for its narrative clarity, its humanity, and its wealth of perceptive details.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231121248
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
06/01/2000
Series:
Records of Western Civilization Series
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
0.81(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Table of Contents

Section I1. Fighting Against the Franks2. Usamah's First Sojourn in Damascus3. Usamah in Egypt4. Usamah's Second Sojourn in Damascus5. Battles Against Franks and Moslems6. Adventures with Lions and Other Wild Animals7. Other War Experiences8. An Appreciation of the Frankish Character9. Sundry Experiences and ObservationsSection II1. Stories of Holy Men2. Noteworthy CuresSection III1. Hunting in Syria, Mesopotamia, and Egypt2. Usamah's Father as a HunterIndex

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