The author has combed the works of contemporary Arab chronicles of the Crusades, eyewitnesses and often participants. He retells their story. Amin Maalouf. The Crusades Through Arab Eyes. Metaksya Grigoryan. Uploaded by. Metaksya Grigoryan. Loading Preview. Sorry, preview is currently. The Rewriting of History in Amin Maalouf ‘s The. Crusades Through Arab Eyes. Carine Bourget. University of Arizona-Tucson. Follow this and.

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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 maintains his credibility as a historian yet shows incredible prowess as a storywriter, seamlessly citing inline while encouraging the rcusades to be skeptical where appropriate. The author has combed the works of contemporary Arab chronicles of the Crusades, eyewitnesses and often participants.

Showing of reviews. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. The unexpected twists of fate, spycraft, betrayals, assassinations, battlefield ingenuity, and unlikely alliances that make up the various kingdoms and city-states of the Middle East are laid out in a way where you’ll genuinely get invested in these “characters” of history.


Should be put in the hands of anyone who asks what lies behind the Middle East’s present conflicts. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Ships from and sold by Amazon.

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I feel that maaloug book is a must because it shows a different side to the conflict that people tend to not consider while examining the crusades. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.

Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Crhsades 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.

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Set up a giveaway. See all reviews. He retraces two critical centuries of Middle Eastern history, and offers fascinating cruasdes into some of the forces that shape Arab and Islamic consciousness today.

The Crusades Through Arab Eyes

They are looking for the new Salah al-Din Yusuf to come along in the next seventeen years to eject the Zionists. An Introduction to Islam, 4th. The author does an excellent job maslouf composing an engaging and complete narrative from the sources while keeping in touch with the intent and biases of the underlying material. Amin Maalouf gets the job done in presenting how Arabs being Muslim, Christian, Jewish viewed the coming of the Crusades and what it meant to them.


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It disposes of the dry expository style of most works of medieval history and instead takes on the narrative style of a novel. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

Buy the selected items together This item: One person found this helpful. He does the hard work of showing you with hard fact the precise political motivations of every little prince of every little city, painting a beautiful picture of the region and time period that will leave you wishing for a TV adaptation of his work. I argue that while Maalouf brilliantly deconstructs the Western image of the Crusades as a heroic time by documenting maalofu barbarity of the Crusaders without falling into the pitfall of simply inverting the terms of the dichotomy, the agenda driving his rewriting of this historical period leads him to partially repeat what his book qmin supposed to undo, witness the erasure of women in a book whose goal is to unearth a neglected perspective.

He retells their story and offers insights into the historical forces that shape Arab and Islamic cruxades today. A History of Islam in America: Customers who viewed this item also viewed. My only comment would zmin need of maps to illustrate areas of influence of Christians and Muslims during the periods discussed.