Saladin (Hardcover)

Author: Azzam, A. R.

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This is the first serious biography of Saladin in over 20 years and the first ever by a non Western scholar.

This is the first major biography of Saladin, arguably the greatest figure in Islamic history, for 20 years. As famous today as he was when he drove the Crusaders out of Jerusalem, the real Saladin has dissolved into legend with each retelling of his story. This book seeks to redress the balance.

  • A unique non-Western perspective on the life of a heroic leader who united Sunni and Shi''ite against the infidel, this is the first biography of Saladin by a Muslim historian in English

  • Offers a context for today''s struggles in the Middle East

  • Contains dispatches and letters of his most trusted adviser and secretary of state, al-Qadi al-Fadil, which reflect Saladin''s motives and ideals


Publisher Pearson P T R
Mfg Part# 9781405807364
SKU 209928827
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 1405807369
Release Date 12/29/2008
Product Attributes
Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0277
Publisher Longman Publishing Group
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