Crusaders, Saracens and the Battle for Jerusalem
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God's Warriors by Reynold A. Nicholson
Book DescriptionThis book tells the story of the momentous campaign that led to the Muslim capture of Jerusalem in 1187, following the disastrous Crusader defeat at Hattin, where Saladin's troops destroyed the Christian army. These events resulted in the collapse of the kingdom of Jerusalem and sparked off the Third Crusade under Richard I. The authors take a close look at the two most intriguing warrior types involved in the conflict: the Knight Templar and the Saracen Faris. Their motivation, training and combat experiences are examined, as the authors explore what it was really like to fight in the Crusades.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781841769431
(255mm x 190mm x 26mm)
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 20-Mar-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Reynold A. Nicholson
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This 1923 book is based on a series of three lectures on Sufism delivered at the School of Oriental Studies.
Descriptive Catalogue of the Oriental Mss. Belonging to the Late E.G. Browne, Paperback (November 2010)
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Combining two of Rumi's major works, "Rumi: Poet and Mystic "and "Tales of Mystic Meaning", this is a spiritual anthology that will be treasured by all those who value the writings of the 13th century Sufi mystic.
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Author Biography - Reynold A. Nicholson
Helen Nicholson is Reader in history at Cardiff University. She has written extensively on the history of the military orders, the crusades in general and the Templars in particular. Her best-known publications include 'The Knights Templar: A New History' (Sutton Publishing, 2001) and 'Templars, Hospitallers and Teutonic Knights: Images of the Military Orders 1128 - 1291' (Leicester University Press, 1993). David Nicolle was born in 1944, the son of the illustrator Pat Nicolle. He worked in the BBC Arabic service for a number of years before gaining an MA from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London, and a doctorate from Edinburgh University. He later taught world and Islamic art and architectural history at Yarmuk University, Jordan. He has written many books and articles on medieval and Islamic warfare, and has been a prolific author of Osprey titles for many years. David lives and works in Leicestershire, UK.
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