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    The Crusades through Arab Eyes (Saqi Essentials) (Paperback)(English / French) By (author) Amin Maalouf, Translated by Jon Rothschild

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    DescriptionAmin Maalouf has sifted through the works of contemporary Arab chroniclers of the Crusades, eyewitnesses and often participants in the events. He retells their stories in their own style, giving us a vivid portrait of a society rent by internal conflicts and shaken by traumatic encounter with an alien culture.

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    The Crusades through Arab Eyes
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Amin Maalouf, Translated by Jon Rothschild
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 293
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 318 g
    ISBN 13: 9780805208986
    ISBN 10: 0805208984

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: HIS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.0
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    BIC subject category V2: HB
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037000
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
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    DC22: 909/.09767101
    DC21: 909.0976
    LC classification: DS38.6.M32, DS38.6 .M3213 1985
    Thema V1.0: NH
    Edition statement
    Schocken Books
    Imprint name
    Schocken Books
    Publication date
    29 April 1989
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Back cover copy
    European and Arab versions of the Crusaders have little common. What the West remembers as an epic effort to reconquer the Holy Land is portrayed here as a brutal, destructive, unprovoked invasion by barbarian hordes. When, under Saladian, a powerful Muslin army-inspired by prophets and poets-defeated the Crusaders, it was greatest victory ever won by a non-European society against the West.
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    The author has combed the works of contemporary Arab chronicles of the Crusades, eyewitnesses and often participants. He retells their story and offers insights into the historical forces that shape Arab and Islamic consciousness today.