An Arab-Syrian Gentleman and Warrior in the Period of the Crusades: Memoirs of Usamah ibn-Munqidh (Records of Western Civilization Series)

An Arab-Syrian Gentleman and Warrior in the Period of the Crusades: Memoirs of Usamah ibn-Munqidh (Records of Western Civilization Series)

By: Philip Hitti (translator), Richard Bulliet (foreword_author)Paperback

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The life of UsA mah 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.

About Author

Richard W. Bulliet is professor of history at Columbia University. A former Guggenheim fellow, he has authored books on technology, The Camel and the Wheel (Columbia); and on Middle East History, Islam: The View from the Edge (Columbia). He is also the author of four novels of mystery and intrigue.

Contents

Section I 1. Fighting Against the Franks 2. Usamah's First Sojourn in Damascus 3. Usamah in Egypt 4. Usamah's Second Sojourn in Damascus 5. Battles Against Franks and Moslems 6. Adventures with Lions and Other Wild Animals 7. Other War Experiences 8. An Appreciation of the Frankish Character 9. Sundry Experiences and Observations Section II 1. Stories of Holy Men 2. Noteworthy Cures Section III 1. Hunting in Syria, Mesopotamia, and Egypt 2. Usamah's Father as a Hunter Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780231121255
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 265
  • ID: 9780231121255
  • ISBN10: 0231121253
  • translations: Arabic

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