Saladin: Hero of Islam

Saladin: Hero of Islam

by Geoffrey Hindley
     
 

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The extraordinary character and career of Saladin are the keys to understanding the Battle of Hattin, the fall of Jerusalem and the failure of the Third Crusade. He united warring Muslim lands, reconquered the bulk of Crusader states and faced the Richard the Lion Heart, king of England, in one of the most famous confrontations in medieval warfare. Geoffrey Hindley's…  See more details below

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The extraordinary character and career of Saladin are the keys to understanding the Battle of Hattin, the fall of Jerusalem and the failure of the Third Crusade. He united warring Muslim lands, reconquered the bulk of Crusader states and faced the Richard the Lion Heart, king of England, in one of the most famous confrontations in medieval warfare. Geoffrey Hindley's sympathetic and highly readable study of the life and times of this remarkable, many-sided man, who dominated the Middle East in his day, gives a fascinating insight into his achievements and into the Muslim world of his contemporaries.

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"...Highly recommended for library collections and biographical reading lists."
Midwest Book Review 8/07

“…a valuable biography of one of the most attractive figures in Medieval history, a rare example of a leader who was respected on both sides of the religious divide in the Holy Land and one whose reputation has deservedly survived intact across intervening centuries.”
History of War, 4/2010

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Midwest Book Review
...Highly recommended for library collections and biographical reading lists.
7#151;J. Cox

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781848842038
Publisher:
Pen & Sword Books Limited
Publication date:
06/29/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
238,925
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

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Geoffrey Hindley is an author and historian.

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