An Arab-Syrian Gentleman and Warrior in the Period of the Crusades
Memoirs of Usamah Ibn-Munqidh
By (author) Usamah ibn Munqidh
Foreword by Richard W. Bulliet
Translated by Phillip K. Hitti
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Arab-Syrian Gentleman and Warrior in the Period of the Crusades by Usamah ibn Munqidh
Book DescriptionThe life of Us mah ibn-Munqidh epitomized the height of Arab civilization as it flourished in the period of the early Crusades. His memoirs present an uncommon non-European perspective and understanding of the military and cultural contact between East and West, Muslim and Christian. His writing is remarkable for its narrative clarity, its humanity, and its wealth of perceptive details.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780231121255
(152mm x 231mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Columbia University Press
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2000
Country of Publication: United States
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A translation of a key medieval Arabic text that bears directly on the Crusades and Crusader society and the Muslim experience of them.
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Author Biography - Usamah ibn Munqidh
Richard W. Bulliet is professor of history at Columbia University. A former Guggenheim fellow, he has authored books on technology, The Camel and the Wheel (Columbia); and on Middle East History, Islam: The View from the Edge (Columbia). He is also the author of four novels of mystery and intrigue.
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