Arab-Syrian Gentleman and Warrior in the Period of the Crusades : Momoirs of Usamah Ibn-Munqidh

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The life of Usâmah ibn-Munqidh epitomized the height of Arab civilization as it flourished in the period of the early Crusades. His memoirs present an uncommon non-European perspective and understanding of the military and cultural contact between East and West, Muslim and Christian. His writing is remarkable for its narrative clarity, its humanity, and its wealth of perceptive details.
Publication Date: 
June 22, 2000