Saladin: The Politics of the Holy War (Paperback)
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Short Description for Saladin This book sets the life of Saladin - one of the best-known figures of the Middle Ages - within the framework of his age.
- Published: 01 April 1997
- Format: Paperback 463 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780521585620 ISBN 10: 0521585627
Full description for Saladin
Saladin was one of the best-known figures of the Middle Ages. The West accepted him as a hero; Islam was indebted to him for the recovery of Jerusalem. In this book Lyons and Jackson make use of hitherto neglected Arabic sources, including unpublished manuscript material - notably the correspondence, both private and official, of Saladin's own court. Such letters contain fresh information on the battles and diplomatic campaigns that accompanied Saladin's efforts to be accepted by his contemporaries as their leader in the Holy War.