Amin maalouf’s the crusades through arab eyes starts off with an arab description of the barbarism and savagery of the high point of the franj invasions (as the muslims called the crusades), the capture, sack and slaughter of jerusalemprecisely because it is from the arab/muslim perspective, it is a striking reminder of how savage the western crusaders could be. The crusades through arab eyes translated from the french by jon rothschild contents translator’s note foreword crusades, but of frankish wars, or ýthe frankish invasions’ the word designating the franks was transcribed in many ways, according to region, author. Maalouf presents the arab chronists accounts of the crusades and in those accounts one can see just how biased is the history one is told, if at all, of those fanatical endeavors i was delighted to find that arab chronists recorded the good deeds as well as the bad ones from both sides: christians and arabs. The crusades through arab eyes by amin maalouf, jon rothschild 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.
The crusades through arab eyes, written by amin maalouf, focuses on how muslims viewed the series of battles that lasted almost two hundred years by the second half of the 11th century, the turks.
Crusades through arab eyes [amin maalouf] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers. The crusades through arab eyes (saqi essentials) and millions of other books are available for amazon kindle learn more enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free kindle app. In the crusades through arab eyes, amin maalouf has sifted through the works of a score of contemporary arab chroniclers of the crusades, eyewitnesses and often participants in the events he retells their stories in their own vivacious style.
The crusades through arab eyes has 5,938 ratings and 486 reviews charles said: in our society the word crusade has been largely divorced from its origin.
“the crusades through arab eyes” is a narrative history by amin maalouf to give westerners a glimpse of how the muslim world in general saw the crusades as they were happening over two hundred year span.
The crusades through arab eyes (hereafter, arab eyes) is a beautifully composed book that draws almost exclusively from arabic primary sources to tell the tale of the western conquest, 1100-1300 ad. The crusades through arab eyes (french: les croisades vues par les arabes) is a french language historical essay by lebanese author amin maalouf as the name suggests,.