Arab-Syrian Gentleman and Warrior in the Period of the Crusades by Usamah ibn Munqidh
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Arab-Syrian Gentleman and Warrior in the Period of the Crusades
By Usamah ibn Munqidh

An Arab-Syrian Gentleman and Warrior in the Period of the Crusades

Memoirs of Usamah Ibn-Munqidh

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Translated by Phillip K. Hitti See other recent books by Phillip K. Hitti
Format: Paperback

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Arab-Syrian Gentleman and Warrior in the Period of the Crusades by Usamah ibn Munqidh

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The 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 Details

ISBN: 9780231121255
ISBN-10: 0231121253
Format: Paperback
(152mm x 231mm x 18mm)
Pages: 265
Imprint: Columbia University Press
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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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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