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The Politics of the Holy War


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  • Date Published: August 1984
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521317399

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  • Saladin is one of the best known figures of the Middle Ages, and this study makes use of hitherto neglected Arabic sources, including unpublished manuscript material - -notably the correspondence, both private and official, of Saladin's own court -to set the whole of Saladin's career and achievements, civil and military, within the specific framework of his age.

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    'Lyons and Jackson have produced a distinguished and extremely well researched book which is likely to become a standard work in the field and become required reading for all students of Ayyubid history. it has the added merit of being accessible, as the authors themselves intend, to the non-Arab historian: despite its wealth of documentation and factual description it reads easily and will be readily understood by the non-specialist.' History Today

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    • Date Published: August 1984
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521317399
    • length: 468 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 26 mm
    • weight: 0.59kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Early adventures
    2. Vizier of Egypt
    3. Lord of Egypt
    4. The shadow of Syria
    5. Independence
    6. From Egypt to Syria
    7. War and diplomacy
    8. Egyptian interlude
    9. Defeat and difficulties
    10. Consolidation and expansion
    11. Opportunities
    12. The capture of Aleppo
    13. Empire-building and the Holy War
    14. The end of empire
    15. Preparations
    16. Hattin
    17. The capture of Jerusalem
    18. Success and failure
    19. Crusaders at Acre
    20. The fall of Acre
    21. Stalemate
    22. Conclusion
    Plan of Cairo

  • Authors

    Malcolm Cameron Lyons

    D. E. P. Jackson

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