Saladin: The Triumph of the Sunni RevivalBy: Azzam, A. R.
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|By: Azzam, A. R.|
Pages: 250 pp
Publisher: Islamic Texts Society, UK
Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 23.4 cm
Topic: Islamic History
Islamic scholar A. R. Azzam contends that Saladin was not just the brilliant military commander of popular imagination but that his true greatness lay in his political and spiritual vision. Famous for driving the crusaders out of Jerusalem and for his bitter war of attrition with Richard the Lionheart, and fabled for his chivalry and generosity, he became the most powerful man in the Islamic empire, but died penniless, without enough money to line his coffin. In telling his fascinating and complex story, this study introduces readers to Saladin's society and the men with whom he surrounded himself, analyzing the vital religious, military, intellectual, and administrative roles they played.
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