Malcolm Cameron Lyons and D.E.P. Jackson
Title Saladin: The Politics of the Holy War
Book Condition New
Size 15 x 23 Cm
Publisher Cambridge, UK Cambridge University Press
0521053943 / 9780521053945
Seller ID 021897
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of the best known figures of the Middle Ages, and this study makes use of hitherto neglected Arabic sources, including unpublished manuscript material - -notably the correspondence, both private and official, of Saladinís own court -to set the whole of Saladinís career and achievements, civil and military, within the specific framework of his age. Contents Foreword 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 Maps Notes Bibliography Index. Printed Pages: 466.