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Book The Crusades Through Arab Eyes

Download or read book The Crusades Through Arab Eyes written by Amin Maalouf and published by Saqi. This book was released on 2012-07-15 with total page 249 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: European and Arab versions of the Crusades have little in common. For Arabs, the twelfth and thirteenth centuries were years of strenuous efforts to repel a brutal and destructive invasion by barbarian hordes. Under Saladin, an unstoppable Muslim army inspired by prophets and poets finally succeeded in destroying the most powerful Crusader kingdoms. 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. Amin Maalouf has sifted through the works of a score of contemporary Arab chroniclers of the Crusades, eyewitnesses and often participants in the events. 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. 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. 'Well-researched and highly readable.' Guardian 'A useful and important analysis adding much to existing western histories ... worth recommending to George Bush.' London Review of Books 'Maalouf tells an inspiring story ... very readable ... warmly recommended.' Times Literary Supplement 'A wide readership should enjoy this vivid narrative of stirring events.' The Bookseller 'Very well done indeed ... Should be put in the hands of anyone who asks what lies behind the Middle East's present conflicts.' Middle East International

Book Arab Historians of the Crusades

Download or read book Arab Historians of the Crusades written by Francesco Gabrieli and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 1984 with total page 404 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Seventeen authors are represented in the extracts in this work, which have been drawn from various types of historical writings. The excerpts are taken firstly from the general histories of the Muslim world, then from chronicles of cities, regions and their dynasties, and finally from biographies or records of the deeds of certain persons.

Book Summary of Amin Maalouf s The Crusades Through Arab Eyes

Download or read book Summary of Amin Maalouf s The Crusades Through Arab Eyes written by Everest Media, and published by Everest Media LLC. This book was released on 2022-04-04T22:59:00Z with total page 41 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 In 1096, the Turkish sultan Kilij Arslan learned that an enormous Franj army was en route to Constantinople. He feared the worst, and immediately began planning how to defend his city. #2 The Byzantines had always recruited Western knights to help them fight the Muslims, and in 1096, they were joined by thousands of Franj, who were Christian refugees from the East. They had come to exterminate the Muslims, but they also sacked many Greek churches on their way. #3 The sultan’s palace was awash with agitation. The Turkish cavalry was ready to mount their chargers at a moment’s notice, but there was a constant flow of spies and scouts reporting the smallest movements of the Franj. The Franj went through several villages and plundered the harvests, then returned to camp and began to squabble over the spoils. #4 The Franj were ambushed and nearly six thousand of them were killed. The sultan, Kilij Arslan, was proud of his achievement, but he kept a cool head. He sent two Greek spies to the Civitot camp to report that Reynald’s men were in an excellent position and that they had taken Nicaea.

Book Arab Historians of the Crusades  Routledge Revivals

Download or read book Arab Historians of the Crusades Routledge Revivals written by Francesco Gabrieli and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2009-10-15 with total page 573 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The recapture of Jerusalem, the siege of acre, the fall of Tripoli, the effect in Baghdad of events in Syria; these and other happenings were faithfully recorded by Arab historians during the two centuries of the Crusades. First published in English in 1969, this book presents 'the other side' of the Holy War, offering the first English translation of contemporary Arab accounts of the fighting between Muslim and Christian. Extracts are drawn from seventeen different authors encompassing a multitude of sources: The general histories of the Muslim world, The chronicles of cities, regions and their dynasties Contemporary biographies and records of famous deeds. Overall, this book gives a sweeping and stimulating view of the Crusades seen through Arab eyes.

Book Europe Through Arab Eyes  1578 1727

Download or read book Europe Through Arab Eyes 1578 1727 written by Nabil I. Matar and published by Columbia University Press. This book was released on 2009 with total page 343 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: and Malta. From the first non-European description of Queen Elizabeth I to early accounts of Florence and Pisa in Arabic, from Tunisian descriptions of the Morisco expulsion in 1609 to the letters of a Moroccan Armenian ambassador in London, the translations of the book's second half draw on the popular and elite sources that were available to Arabs in the early modern period." "Matar notes that the Arabs of the Maghrib and the Mashriq were eager to engage Christendom, despite wars and rivalries, and hoped to establish routes of trade and alliances through treaties and royal marriages. However, the rise of an intolerant and exclusionary Christianity and the explosion of European military technology brought these advances to an end. In conclusion, Matar details the decline of Arab-Islamic power and the rise of Britain and France." --Book Jacket.

Book The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam  And the Crusades

Download or read book The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam And the Crusades written by Robert Spencer and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2005-08-01 with total page 290 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "The courageous Robert Spencer busts myths and tells truths about jihadists that no one else will tell." —MICHELLE MALKIN While many choose to simply blame the West for provoking terrorists, Robert Spencer’s new book The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades)™ reveals why it is time to ignore political correctness and identify the enemy - if we hope to ever defeat them. In a fast-paced, politically incorrect tour of Islamic teachings and Crusades history, Spencer reveals the roots of Islamic violence and hatred. Spencer refutes the myths popularized by left-wing academics and Islamic apologists who justify their political agendas with contrived historical “facts.” Exposing myth after myth, The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades)™ tackles Islam’s institutionalized mistreatment of non-Muslims, the stifling effect Islam has on science and free inquiry, the ghastly lure of Islam’s X-rated Paradise for suicide bombers and jihad terrorists, the brutal Islamic conquests of the Christian lands of the Middle East and North Africa, and more. In The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades)™, you will learn: How Muhammad did not teach “peace and tolerance”—instead he led armies and ordered the assassination of his enemies Why American Muslim groups and left-wing academics are engaged in a huge cover-up of Islamic doctrine and historyHow today’s jihad terrorists following the Qur’an’s command to make war on Jews and Christians have the same motives and goals as the Muslims who fought the Crusaders Why the Crusades were not acts of unprovoked aggression by Europe against the Islamic world, but a delayed response to centuries of Muslim aggression What must be done today—from reading the Qur’an to reclassifying Muslim organizations—in order to defeat jihad terrorists

Book The New Concise History of the Crusades

Download or read book The New Concise History of the Crusades written by Thomas F. Madden and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2005 with total page 284 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this sweeping yet crisp history, the author offers a brilliant and compelling narrative of the Crusades and their contemporary relevance.

Book Islam s War Against the Crusaders

Download or read book Islam s War Against the Crusaders written by W B Bartlett and published by The History Press. This book was released on 2008-12-01 with total page 422 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Crusades continue to exert a fascination in the West as a story of perceived gallantry and battles against impossible odds. Yet what is less often considered is their effect on the Holy Land, and in particular the response of the Muslim world to the invasions of European Crusaders. In this book, W. B. Bartlett, author of four books on the Crusades, looks at these great events from the Muslim point of view. One of the effects was to unite a previously divided Islamic world against a common enemy. In the process, they gave an unstoppable impetus towards the declaring of jihad against the West, a holy war against Christendom. They also helped to shape the careers of some important figures, most notably Saladin, but also other great men like Sultan Baibars and Nur al-Din. The rise of these great leaders is traced in this book, as are the many great battles that were fought by men just as devoted to their cause as the Crusaders were.

Book The History of Jihad

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  • Author : Robert Spencer
  • Publisher : Bombardier Books
  • Release :
  • ISBN : 1682616606
  • Pages : 738 pages

Download or read book The History of Jihad written by Robert Spencer and published by Bombardier Books. This book was released on with total page 738 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: It is taken for granted, even among many Washington policymakers, that Islam is a fundamentally peaceful religion and that Islamic jihad terrorism is something relatively new, a product of the economic and political ferment of the twentieth century. But in The History of Jihad: From Muhammad to ISIS, Islamic scholar Robert Spencer proves definitively that Islamic terror is as old as Islam itself, as old as Muhammad, the prophet of Islam, who said “I have been made victorious through terror.” Spencer briskly traces the 1,400-year war of Islamic jihadis against the rest of the world, detailing the jihad against Europe, including the 700-year struggle to conquer Constantinople; the jihad in Spain, where non-Muslims fought for another 700 years to get the jihadi invaders out of the country; and the jihad against India, where Muslim warriors and conquerors wrought unparalleled and unfathomable devastation in the name of their religion. Told in great part in the words of contemporary chroniclers themselves, both Muslim and non-Muslim, The History of Jihad shows that jihad warfare has been a constant of Islam from its very beginnings, and present-day jihad terrorism proceeds along exactly the same ideological and theological foundations as did the great Islamic warrior states and jihad commanders of the past. The History of Jihad: From Muhammad to ISIS is the first one-volume history of jihad in the English language, and the first book to tell the whole truth about Islam’s bloody history in an age when Islamic jihadis are more assertive in Western countries than they have been for centuries. This book is indispensable to understanding the geopolitical situation of the twenty-first century, and ultimately to formulating strategies to reform Islam and defeat radical terror.

Book Dead for Good

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  • Author : Hugh D. Barlow
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2015-12-03
  • ISBN : 1317261569
  • Pages : 208 pages

Download or read book Dead for Good written by Hugh D. Barlow and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2015-12-03 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "An easily accessible account of the development of martyrdom ...Barlow presents a masterful account of how religion, death and sacrifice developed into the cult of martyrdom of today." Mia Bloom, University of Georgia and author of Dying to Kill: The Allure of Suicide Terror "Thoroughly researched, yet full of novel-like gripping narratives, this book succeeds in giving the reader a glimpse of what might happen in the mind of candidates to "martyrdom" while never loosing sight of the overall context that brings this phenomenon into being, and fuels it." Gilbert Achcar, author of The Clash of Barbarisms "Hugh Barlow is a gifted writer. In this book he uses his skills as a renowned sociologist to bring the reader a refreshing and engaging analysis...This is a must-read for anyone who is interested in understanding martyrdom operations from a broad historical and cultural perspective." Ami Pedahzur, University of Texas at Austin Dead for Good vividly describes how history gave rise to the suicide bombers of today. The passionate submission of ancient Jewish and Christian martyrs was largely supplanted by militant self-sacrifice as Islam spread and holy war erupted in the Crusades. In the Indian Punjab, the Khalsa Sikhs made warrior-martyrdom an instinct and policy in their defense of community and of justice. In a last-ditch effort to defeat the Allies in World War II, the Japanese transformed warrior-martyrs into martyr-warriors trained to sacrifice themselves in attacks on enemy carriers. The current suicide bomber is the latest phase: Whether motivated by nationalism, religious ideology, or a combination of both, the new "predatory" martyr dies for the cause while killing indiscriminately. Exploring martyrdom across cultures and throughout history, this book gives us new insights into today's suicide bombers and answers the common question "Why do they do it?"

Book Atrocitology

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  • Author : Matthew White
  • Publisher : Canongate Books
  • Release : 2011-10-20
  • ISBN : 0857861255
  • Pages : 674 pages

Download or read book Atrocitology written by Matthew White and published by Canongate Books. This book was released on 2011-10-20 with total page 674 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Was the twentieth century the most violent in history? Are religions or tyrants, capitalism or communism the cause of most human suffering? Has violence increased or decreased over the course of history? In this wholly original and remarkably ambitious work, 'Atrocitologist' Matthew White considers man's inhumanity to man across several thousand years of history. From the First Punic War and the collapse of Mayan rule, to the reign of Peter the Great and the cataclysmic events of the Second World War, White's epic book spans centuries and civilisations as it measures the hundred most violent events in human history. While sceptical of any grand theory for the causes of human violence, White does share three big lessons gleaned from his careful statistical analysis: one, chaos is more deadly than tyranny; two, the world is even more disorganised than we realise; and three, wars kill more civilians than soldiers (in fact, the army is usually the safest place to be). If we study history to avoid the mistakes of the past, then there can be no more important place to start than this eye-opening and entertaining book.

Book The Pocket A Z of the Knights Templar

Download or read book The Pocket A Z of the Knights Templar written by Gordon Napier and published by The History Press. This book was released on 2014-04-07 with total page 379 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Knights Templar were among the most famous of Christian military orders. Created after the First Crusade of 1096 and endorsed by the Catholic Church in 1129, the Order grew rapidly in membership and power. Templar knights were some of the best equipped, trained and disciplined fighting units of the Crusades. But when the Holy Land was lost and the Templars suffered crushing defeats, support for the Order faded and rumours about their secret initiation ceremony created mistrust. When the Order suddenly disappeared, disbanded by the Pope, it gave rise to speculation and legends which have kept the name 'Templar' alive. From Aaron to Zion, The Pocket A–Z of the Knights Templar is an invaluable reference of the places, people, and themes of the Crusades, the Knights Templar and their legacy.

Book Fields of Blood

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  • Author : Karen Armstrong
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2014-09-25
  • ISBN : 1446467716
  • Pages : 616 pages

Download or read book Fields of Blood written by Karen Armstrong and published by Random House. This book was released on 2014-09-25 with total page 616 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: It is the most persistent myth of our time: religion is the cause of all violence. But history suggests otherwise. Karen Armstrong, former Roman Catholic nun and one of our foremost scholars of religion, speaks out to disprove the link between religion and bloodshed. * Religion is as old as humanity: Fields of Blood goes back to the Stone Age hunter-gatherers and traces religion through the centuries, from medieval crusaders to modern-day jihadists. * The West today has a warped concept of religion: we regard faith as a personal and private matter, but for most of history faith has informed people’s entire outlook on life, and often been inseparable from politics. * Humans undoubtedly have a natural propensity for aggression: the founders of the largest religions – Jesus, Buddha, the rabbis of early Judaism, the prophet Muhammad – aimed to curb violence and build a more peaceful and just society, but with our growing greed for money and wealth came collective violence and warfare. * With the arrival of the modern all-powerful, secular state humanity’s destructive potential has begun to spiral out of control. Is humanity on the brink of destroying itself? Fields of Blood is a celebration of the ancient religious ideas and movements that have promoted peace and reconciliation across millennia of civilization.

Book Der heilige Krieg der Barbaren

Download or read book Der heilige Krieg der Barbaren written by Amin Maalouf and published by . This book was released on 2001 with total page 300 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The House of Wisdom

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  • Author : Jonathan Lyons
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release : 2010-04-04
  • ISBN : 1608190587
  • Pages : 261 pages

Download or read book The House of Wisdom written by Jonathan Lyons and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2010-04-04 with total page 261 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Traces the scientific and philosophical achievements of medieval Arab scholars, exploring such topics as the advances of a group of minds from the royal library of Baghdad and the invaluable contributions they made to Western culture and the Renaissance era.

Book Oil Crusades

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  • Author : Abdulhay Yahya Zalloum
  • Publisher : Pluto Press
  • Release : 2007-05-20
  • ISBN : 9780745325590
  • Pages : 260 pages

Download or read book Oil Crusades written by Abdulhay Yahya Zalloum and published by Pluto Press. This book was released on 2007-05-20 with total page 260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Oil is the lifeblood of modern economics. It is the precious resource at the heart of empire-building---from the British empire to the American empire today. It underpins the world's financial markets. But seventy per cent of the world's oil supplies lie under the sands of the Middle East. Did the United States invade Iraq to grab Iraq's oil? Many people think so. This book shows how this is part of a wider U.S. attempt to dominate international oil and maintain America's global dominance. Written by an influential oil consultant with experience of working in both the U.S. and Arab oil industries, this book provides a rare insight into the real motivations behind U.S. intervention in the Arab world and the relationship between the United States and the Arab states. Abdulhay Yahya Zalloum provides a historical account of the roots of today's involvement, analyzing U.S. intervention in the Arab world since the nineteenth century. Zalloum provides an account of America's changing role in OPEC. He examines the fate of Iraq's oil and the involvement of U.S. contractors. He also analyzes the role of oil in America's relationship with Israel, providing an important insight into how this dynamic is viewed in the Arab world. The book offers a unique perspective on how the United States is viewed in the Arab region and how progress should be made if real peace and stability are to be brokered.

Book A AS Level History for AQA The Age of the Crusades  c1071   1204 Student Book

Download or read book A AS Level History for AQA The Age of the Crusades c1071 1204 Student Book written by Richard Kerridge and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2015-10-29 with total page 119 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A new series of bespoke, full-coverage resources developed for the AQA 2015 A/AS Level History. Written for the AQA A/AS Level History specifications for first teaching from 2015, this print Student Book covers The Age of the Crusades, c1071-1204 Breadth component. Completely matched to the new AQA specification, this full-colour Student Book provides valuable background information to contextualise the period of study. Supporting students in developing their critical thinking, research and written communication skills, it also encourages them to make links between different time periods, topics and historical themes.