The Crusades Through Arab Eyes

by Amin Maalouf

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The author has combed the works of contemporary Arab chronicles of the Crusades, eyewitnesses and often participants. He retells their story and offers insights into the historical forces that shape Arab and Islamic consciousness today.

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  • On May 25 2017 David (USA) read this book
  • On Mar 10 2017 Douglas Satterfield read this book and commented:

    This book gives those of us interesting in The Crusades another view of the times and what the thinking was of the Arab leadership.  I found the book fascinating.  I never would have thought the Arab world at the time was so fragmented or that they considered the Crusaders to be mostly unwashed heathens.  Also many Muslims today consider the war on terror to be a continuation of those Crusades. I call this getting another perspective: