A fascinating portrait of Usama ibn Munquidh, the famed 12th century warrior-poet and chronicler of everyday Muslim in the era of the first Crusade.
About the Author
Paul Cobb is Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies at the University of Notre Dame.
Table of ContentsIntroduction: The World of Usama ibn Munqidh
I. The Youth and the Castle
II. The Exile and the Kings
III. The Poet and the Grave
IV. Order and Chaos
V. Franks and Muslims