SALADIN AND THE FALL OF JERUSALEM: Richard the Lionheart, the Crusades and the Battle for the Holy Land
Saladin is a legendary figure in the history of the Middle East. His rise to prominence in the tumultuous arena of 12th-century Middle Eastern politics was rapid and he quickly established himself as an intrepid statesman as well as a formidable military commander of great skill, but equally a man of honor.
This detailed biography of Saladin examines Saladin's youth, his military development, his conquest of Egypt and Syria, the Holy War against the crusaders and, crucially, his duel with Richard the Lionheart, including the struggle over Acre and, of course, the fall of Jerusalem. It accesses the rich and colorful chronicles of Arab historians, providing us with a brilliant insight into the life and deeds of this warrior-monarch.
NEW-pb, available late November 2016, printed in 2002 as a hardcover ......$20.00
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Updated as of 11/30/2023ABBREVIATIONS: dj-dust jacket, biblio-bibliography, b/w-black and white, illust-illustrations, b/c-book club addition.
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