THE CRUSADES THROUGH ARAB EYES BY AMIN MAALOUF FREE DOWNLOAD

This about a non-fiction book on Middle Eastern history article is a stub. Amin Maalouf was formerly director of the leading Beirut daily an-Nahar , and the editor of Jeune Afrique. March UK Price: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. From the first invasion in the eleventh century through till the general collapse of the Crusades in the thirteenth century, the book constructs a narrative that is the reverse of that common in the Western world , describing the main facts as bellicose and displaying situations of a quaint historic setting where Western Christians are viewed as ” barbarians “, unaware of the most elementary rules of honor , dignity and social ethics. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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He retraces two critical centuries of Middle Eastern history, and offers fascinating insights zmin some of the forces that shape Arab and Islamic consciousness today.

The Crusades Through Arab Eyes

You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Works by Amin Maalouf. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Crusadrs. The memory of this greatest and most enduring victory ever won by a non-European society against the West still lives in the minds of millions of Arabs today. Reviews ‘Well-researched and highly readable. He retells their stories in their own vivacious style, giving us a vivid eyse of a society rent by internal conflicts and shaken by a traumatic encounter with an alien culture.

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As the name suggests, the book is a narrative retelling of primary sources drawn from various Arab chronicles that seeks to provide an Arab perspective on the Crusadesand especially regarding the Crusaders — the Franks Franjas the Arabs called them — who are considered cruel, savage, ignorant and culturally backward. March UK Price: This about a non-fiction book on Middle Eastern history article is a stub. This page was last edited on 7 Octoberthe crusades through arab eyes by amin maalouf Pages to import images to Wikidata Articles containing French-language text All stub articles.

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Under Saladin, an unstoppable Muslim army inspired by prophets and poets finally succeeded in destroying the most powerful Crusader kingdoms. From the first invasion in the eleventh century through till the general collapse of the Crusades in the thirteenth century, the book constructs a narrative that is the reverse of that common in the Western worlddescribing the main facts as bellicose and displaying situations of a quaint historic setting where Western Christians are viewed as ” barbarians “, unaware of the most elementary rules of honordignity and social ethics.

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Views Read Edit View history. European and Arab versions of the Crusades have little in common.

Amin Maalouf has sifted through the works of a score of contemporary Arab chroniclers of the Crusades, eyewitnesses and often participants in the events.

For Arabs, the twelfth and thirteenth centuries were years of strenuous efforts to repel a brutal and destructive invasion by barbarian hordes.

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Retrieved from ” https: Violence and the Need to Belong. Amin Maalouf was formerly director syes the leading Beirut daily an-Naharand the editor of Jeune Afrique. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Should be put in the hands of anyone who asks what lies behind the Middle East’s present conflicts.