The Muslim Warrior Who Defended His People
By (author) Flora Geyer
Saladin by Flora Geyer
Book DescriptionOur children's understanding of the Muslim world has never been as important as it is today. As events in the Middle East affect world politics, and the Muslim community grows in the United States, knowledge of Islamic tradition and history are now crucial. Flora Geyer's informative, accessible book tells the story of the Crusades from a Muslim point of view. The narrative follows Saladin from his birth into a prominent Kurdish family in Tikrit, Mesopotamia, in 1138. His formative military career leads to Saladin's appointment as vizier of Egypt at 31. After revitalizing the Egyptian economy, Saladin initiates campaigns against smaller Muslim states, eventually uniting Islamic forces and dispelling rivalries that had long hampered the Muslim resistance to the Crusades. Inspired by intense devotion to jihad, or "holy war," Saladin's army recaptures the holy city of Jerusalem after 88 years of Christian occupation. National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources.Visitwww.natgeoed.org/commoncorefor more information."
Buy Saladin book by Flora Geyer from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780792255352
(249mm x 191mm x 13mm)
Imprint: National Geographic Society
Publisher: National Geographic Society
Publish Date: 11-Jul-2006
Country of Publication: United States
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Saladin book by Flora Geyer and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Flora Geyer
Flora Geyer studied history at Cambridge University. She lives in England.
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-2pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2016. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687