Saladin: The Sultan and His Times, 1138-1193

Paperback (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$20.70
Buy Used
Buy Used from BN.com
$14.68
(Save 33%)
Item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging.
Condition: Used – Good details
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $8.79
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 60%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (9) from $8.79   
  • New (5) from $14.80   
  • Used (4) from $8.79   

Overview

Known in the West as a "noble heathen," the great Muslim sultan Saladin led Muslim forces in the reconquest of the Crusader kingdoms and captured Jerusalem in 1187. This concise history traces Saladin’s role in the contest between Islam and Christianity during the twelfth century.

Following the Sultan's life from the rise of the Crusader states through his triumph over the Franks to the Third Crusade, Möhring elucidates the sultan's accomplishments in uniting much of the Middle East, his enlightened relationship with European opponents, and the unique legacy of his rule in the Middle East and beyond.

This faithful English-language translation also includes an introduction that places Saladinin his geographic, political, and cultural context.

Johns Hopkins University Press

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Midwest Book Review - James A. Cox

Saladin is a must read for those learning of Middle Eastern tradition.

H-War, H-Net Reviews - Timothy May

The book, capably translated by David S. Bachrach, is a brief but highly readable and informative work... the book is well suited for the general public and for classroom use.

World History Connected - Muhammed Hassanali

This short book... is easy to read and comprehend. It is well suited for the general audience... Its strength lies in that it not only covers events on the battlefield, but it also covers diplomatic efforts as part of its narrative on Saladin's life.

Saudi Aramco World - Charles Baker

Anyone who reads this book will understand why Saladin continues to capture the imagination and interest of people in the 21st century.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801889929
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2008
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 990,856
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Hannes Möhring is a historian of the Middle Ages and Orientalist scholar at the University of Bayreuth. David S. Bachrach is an assistant professor of medieval history at the University of New Hampshire. Paul M. Cobb is an associate professor of Arabic and Islamic history at the University of Pennsylvania.

Johns Hopkins University Press

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction: The World of Saladin Paul M. Cobb Cobb, Paul M.

1 The Establishement of the Crusader States 1

2 Crusade and Jihad 13

3 Saladin's Rise 23

4 Nur al-Din's Inheritance 42

5 Saladin's Triumph over the Franks 58

6 The Third Crusade 74

7 Saladin and Posterity 91

Chronology 105

Suggested Readings 107

Index of Names 111

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)