Saladin and the Saracens: Armies of the Middle East, 1100-1300

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Salah al Din Yusif ibn Ayyub, known to his Muslim contemporaries as al Nasi, 'The Victorious', and to an admiring Europe as Saladin, is the most famous single figure in the history of the Crusades, being even better known outside the English-speaking world than his Christian foe Richard the Lionheart. Traditionally portrayed as a quiet, deeply religious and even humble man, Saladin was a typical product of his day and his culture. This title shows how the societies and military systems that he and his successors ...

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Overview

Salah al Din Yusif ibn Ayyub, known to his Muslim contemporaries as al Nasi, 'The Victorious', and to an admiring Europe as Saladin, is the most famous single figure in the history of the Crusades, being even better known outside the English-speaking world than his Christian foe Richard the Lionheart. Traditionally portrayed as a quiet, deeply religious and even humble man, Saladin was a typical product of his day and his culture. This title shows how the societies and military systems that he and his successors led from defeat to eventual triumph were far more sophisticated than is generally realised, and brings vividly to life the history, organisation, arms and armour of Saladin and the Saracens.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780850456820
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 3/28/1986
  • Series: Men-at-Arms Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Product dimensions: 7.25 (w) x 9.75 (h) x 0.15 (d)

Meet the Author

David Nicolle was born in 1944 and was educated at Highgate School. For eight years he worked in the BBC Arabic Service. In 1971 he went 'back to school', gaining an MA from the School of Oriental and African Studies and a PhD from Edinburgh University. For some years he taught art and architectural history at Yarmuk University, Jordan. David has written many Osprey titles, including Men-At-Arms 140 Armies of the Ottoman Turks, Men-At-Arms 320 Armies of the Caliphates 862–1098, and Campaign 43 Fornovo 1495.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2001

    THE BOOK

    I would give the book a 4 star rating because it is for the most part historically accurate and entertaing. It is both educating and enjoyable to read, but lacks explanation is some areas.

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