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    DescriptionThe life of Usamah ibn-Munqidh epitomized the height of Arab civilization as it flourished in the period of the early Crusades. His memoirs present an uncommon non-European perspective and understanding of the military and cultural contact between East and West, Muslim and Christian. His writing is remarkable for its narrative clarity, its humanity, and its wealth of perceptive details.


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    Title
    An Arab-Syrian Gentleman and Warrior in the Period of the Crusades
    Subtitle
    Memoirs of Usamah Ibn-Munqidh
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Usamah Ibn Munqidh, Foreword by Richard W. Bulliet, Translated by Phillip K. Hitti
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 265
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 558 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780231121248
    ISBN 10: 0231121245
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HBJF1, JFSR2
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FBS
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: DN
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/MEDIVL
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11500
    B&T Approval Code: A14203000
    BISAC V2.8: HIS045000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037010, HIS026000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ARAB
    B&T Approval Code: A15302000
    BISAC V2.8: BIO006000
    BIC subject category V2: 1FBS
    DC22: 956.91/02
    LC classification: DS97.3 .U813 2000
    LC subject heading: ,
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    DC21: 956.9102092
    BISAC V2.8: REL033000
    Thema V1.0: JBSR, NHTB, NHG, DN
    Publisher
    Columbia University Press
    Imprint name
    Columbia University Press
    Publication date
    22 June 2000
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Richard W. Bulliet is professor of history at Columbia University. A former Guggenheim fellow, he has authored books on technology, The Camel and the Wheel (Columbia); and on Middle East History, Islam: The View from the Edge (Columbia). He is also the author of four novels of mystery and intrigue.
    Review quote
    "Usamah's vivid accounts coupled with Hitti's masterful translation makes "An Arab-Syrian Gentleman" a read of pure pleasure and delight, deserving of the many reprints past, and many more to come." -- Dana Sajdi, "Arab Studies Journal"
    Table of contents
    Section I 1. Fighting against the Franks2. Usamah's first Sojourn in Damascus3. Usamah in Egypt4. Usamah's Second Sojourn in Damascus5. Battles against Franks and Moslems6. Adventures with Lions and Other Wild Animals7. Other War Experiences8. An Appreciation of the Frankish Character9. Sundry Experiences and Observations Section II 1. Stories of Holy Men2. Noteworthy Cures Section III 1. Hunting in Syria, Mesopotamia, and Egypt2. Usamah's Father as a Hunter INDEX