Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Contents Glossary of Main NamesMap of Jerusalem Prologue:Separating the Man from the Myth Chapter 1:The Weakening of the Abbasid Caliph and the Sunni RevivalDisputes between Sunnis and ShiitesBuilding a new Sunni orthodoxy Chapter 2:The Turning of the TideThe arrival of the Crusades in SyriaThe establishment of Saladin's father and uncleThe rise of Nur al-Din and the spread of madrasas Chapter 3:The Young SaladinThe religious milieu in which Saladin grew upThe beginning of the Islamic counter-crusadeThe education of Saladin Chapter 4:The Battle for EgyptThe Fatimids: the sick man of the NileShirkuh's campaignThe emergence of Saladin and the siege of Alexandria Chapter 5:The Unlikely VizierThe death of Shirkuh and the appointment of Saladin as vizierThe rise of al-Qadi al-Fadil Chapter 6:Master of EgyptThe crushing of the Sudanese uprising and the dismantlement of the Fatimid stateThe establishment of Saladin's authority in EgyptThe introduction of Sunni orthodoxy to Egypt Chapter 7:The Prize of SyriaThe death of Nur al-Din and AmalricThe power struggle in SyriaSaladin marches into Syria, and the challenge of Aleppo Chapter 8:The Meddlesome Priest: Saladin and al-KhabushaniMadrasa building in EgyptThe relationship between Saladin and the ulamaThe Sunnification of Egypt Chapter 9:Saladin and the Leper KingBaldwin IV and the Kingdom of JerusalemSaladin's defeat at Mont GisardThe death of Nur al-Din's son and the struggle for northern Syria Chapter 10:Sailing Close to Disaster: Saladin's Illness at HarranThe death of Baldwin IVSaladin's march on MosulSaladin's illnessSaladin and al-Qadi al-Fadil: renewed vows Chapter 11:Victory at HattinSaladin gathers his armyDeliberations in the Franks' campThe march to TiberiasThe capture of the True CrossSaladin slays Reynauld of Chatillon Chapter 12:The Return of JerusalemThe collapse of the Latin KingdomSaladin besieges JerusalemThe triumphant entry into Jerusalem Chapter 13:The Arrival of RichardConrad fortifies TyreThe siege of AcreThe fragmentation of Saladin's armyThe fall of Acre and the massacre of the 3,000The march towards JaffaSaladin's defeat at Arsuf Chapter 14:A Bitter Siege of Attrition: Saladin, Richard and JerusalemThe death of Taqi al-DinSaladin fortifies JerusalemThe attack on Jaffa and the defiance of RichardPeace negotiations and the departure of Richard Chapter 15:Death in Damascus: Saladin's Last DaysThe return to DamascusSaladin's illnessSaladin's death and the mourning of the peopleSaladin: an assessment NotesIndex. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Like Alexander or Caesar, the name of Saladin – the greatest figure of Islamic history – has a timeless quality. As famous today as he was when he drove the Crusaders out of Jerusalem, the real Saladin has dissolved into legend with each generation’s retelling of his story. Through the ages he has made many numerous appearances in both classic and popular culture: Dante placed him in the first circle of Hell with the heroes of Troy and Rome while Rex Harrison played him as a cad in the film King Richard and the Crusaders. In Youssef Chahine’s epic film Saladin, he emerged as a hero of Arab socialism, and he has even made an appearance in an episode of Dr Who. Even today, Saladin’s historical influence continues with Osama bin Laden, Saddam Hussein and Colonel Gaddafi all claiming to be his military and spiritual heir.
To understand the real Saladin, however, A. R. Azzam argues that we must place him within his historical setting amidst the 10th century Sunni Revival - the powerful and sweeping intellectual renaissance which would ultimately transform every field of Islamic thought. Making a compelling case against accepted orthodoxy, this ground-breaking biography contends that Saladin was not the brilliant military commander of popular imagination but that, in fact, his true greatness lay in his spiritual vision. An honest and guileless leader, Saladin baffled his enemies by refusing to play their political games and succeeded in uniting an army from all parts of the Muslim world without bloodshed. Yet despite being one of the most powerful men in Islam, Saladin died a pauper in 1193 without even enough money for straw to line his coffin.
The first major biography of Saladin for twenty years, and the first by a Muslim historian to appear in English, A. R. Azzam’s timely and fascinating account is essential reading for anyone interested in the medieval Crusades, Islamic history and the origins of the modern Middle East.
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Saladin was an outsider with a life full of paradoxes. Famed for driving the Crusaders out of Jerusalem, he became the most powerful man in the Islamic Empire. Yet he died penniless, without enough money even to line his coffin.
In this ground-breaking new biography, A. R. Azzam uncovers the real Saladin by placing him in historical context amidst the 10th and 11th century Sunni Revival – the powerful and sweeping intellectual renaissance, which would ultimately transform every field of Islamic thought. Azzam contends that Saladin was not the brilliant military commander of popular imagination but that his true greatness lay in his political and spiritual vision.
This book tells his fascinating and complex story.
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