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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 ...
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Saladin: Hero of Islam

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Overview

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.
7#151;J. Cox
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781848849228
  • Publisher: Pen and Sword
  • Publication date: 7/9/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 622,660
  • File size: 4 MB

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Geoffrey Hindley is an expert in siege warfare.
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Table of Contents


List of Plates     vi
Maps     vii
Introduction     xi
Jerusalem     1
Across the Battle Lines     14
The Quadrilateral of Power     23
Nur-ad-Din and the Propaganda of the Jihad     34
The Family of Aiyub     46
Vizir of Egypt     57
The Critical Years     72
Triumph in the North     89
Dynast and Hero     105
Oh! Sweet Victory     123
The Threat from the North     139
Acre, the City for which the World Contended     147
Saracens and Crusaders     163
The Death of a Hero     182
Epilogue     189
Notes and Sources     190
Select Bibliography     195
Glossary     199
Index     201
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