Saladin: The Politics of the Holy War

Saladin: The Politics of the Holy War

by Malcolm Cameron Lyons, D. E. P. Jackson, David Jackson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521317398

ISBN-13: 9780521317399

Pub. Date: 08/28/1984

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Saladin is one of the best known figures of the Middle Ages, and this study makes use of hitherto neglected Arabic sources, including unpublished manuscript material - -notably the correspondence, both private and official, of Saladin's own court -to set the whole of Saladin's career and achievements, civil and military, within the specific framework of his age.

Overview

Saladin is one of the best known figures of the Middle Ages, and this study makes use of hitherto neglected Arabic sources, including unpublished manuscript material - -notably the correspondence, both private and official, of Saladin's own court -to set the whole of Saladin's career and achievements, civil and military, within the specific framework of his age.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521317399
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/1984
Series:
University of Cambridge Oriental Publications Series, #30
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
468
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword; 1. Early adventures; 2. Vizier of Egypt; 3. Lord of Egypt; 4. The shadow of Syria; 5. Independence; 6. From Egypt to Syria; 7. War and diplomacy; 8. Egyptian interlude; 9. Defeat and difficulties; 10. Consolidation and expansion; 11. Opportunities; 12. The capture of Aleppo; 13. Empire-building and the Holy War; 14. The end of empire; 15. Preparations; 16. Hattin; 17. The capture of Jerusalem; 18. Success and failure; 19. Crusaders at Acre; 20. The fall of Acre; 21. Stalemate; 22. Conclusion; Plan of Cairo; Maps; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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