Saladin : The Politics of the Holy War

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Saladin was one of the best-known figures of the Middle Ages. The West accepted him as a hero; Islam was indebted to him for the recovery of Jerusalem. In this book Lyons and Jackson make use of hitherto neglected Arabic sources, including unpublished manuscript material - notably the correspondence, both private and official, of Saladin's own court. Such letters contain fresh information on the battles and diplomatic campaigns that accompanied Saladin's efforts to be accepted by his contemporaries as their leader in the Holy War.

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  • Paperback | 463 pages
  • 139.7 x 210.8 x 33mm | 498.95g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 8 maps
  • 0521585627
  • 9780521585620

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'It is certainly the best book yet written about Saladin in English.' The Times Literary Supplement 'Lyons and Jackson have produced a distinguished and extremely well-researched book ... It has the added merit of being accessible ... it reads easily and will be readily understood by the non-specialist.' History Today

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