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He lives in Paris. Should be put in the hands of anyone who asks what lies behind the Middle East’s present conflicts. European and Arab versions of the Crusades have little in common. 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 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. Amin Maalouf was formerly director of the leading Beirut daily an-Nahar , and the editor of Jeune Afrique.

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Works by Amin Maalouf. Amin Maalouf has sifted through the works of a score of contemporary Arab chroniclers of the Crusades, eyewitnesses and often participants in the events. Views Ctusades Edit View history. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.

The Crusades Through Arab Eyes

Under Saladin, an unstoppable Muslim army inspired by prophets and poets finally succeeded in destroying the most powerful Crusader kingdoms. March UK Price: 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, drusades, ignorant and culturally backward.

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From the first invasion in the eleventh qrab 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 dyes Western Christians are viewed as ” barbarians “, unaware of the most elementary rules of honordignity and social ethics.

Reviews ‘Well-researched and highly readable. This page was last edited on 7 Octoberat He retraces two critical centuries of Middle Eastern history, and offers fascinating insights into some of the forces that shape Arab and Islamic consciousness today. By using this site, you agree the crusades through arab eyes by amin maalouf the Terms of Use and Eyfs Policy.

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Retrieved from ” https: Pages to import images to Wikidata Articles containing French-language text All stub articles. 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.

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He lives in Paris.

He retells their stories in their own vivacious style, giving us a vivid portrait of a society rent by internal conflicts and shaken by a traumatic encounter with an alien culture. This about a non-fiction book crusqdes Middle Eastern history article is a stub. For Arabs, the twelfth and thirteenth centuries were years of strenuous efforts to repel a brutal and destructive invasion by barbarian hordes.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. European and Arab versions of the Crusades have little in common.

Amin Maalouf was formerly director of the leading Beirut daily maalouffand the editor of Jeune Afrique. Should be put in the hands of anyone who asks what lies behind the Middle East’s present conflicts. Violence and the Need to Belong.