The author has combed the works of contemporary Arab chronicles of the Crusades, eyewitnesses and often participants. He retells their story. Amin Maalouf. The Crusades Through Arab Eyes. Metaksya Grigoryan. Uploaded by. Metaksya Grigoryan. Loading Preview. Sorry, preview is currently. The Rewriting of History in Amin Maalouf ‘s The. Crusades Through Arab Eyes. Carine Bourget. University of Arizona-Tucson. Follow this and.

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I feel it is critical to understand both perspectives in conflicts because it enables more understanding amongst people in volatile regions such as the middle east. Works by Amin Maalouf. European and Arab versions of the Crusades have little in common.

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The Rewriting of History in Amin Maalouf’s The Crusades Through Arab Eyes

Write a customer review. 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.

Crusaades from and sold by Amazon. Next Post Next Post. In this paper, I explore three questions: Share your thoughts with other customers. He does the hard work of showing you with hard fact the precise political motivations of every little prince of every little city, painting a beautiful picture of the region maqlouf time period that will leave you wishing for a TV adaptation of his work. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.

I was recommended this book and i must say that it went beyond any expectation i had. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? A History of Islam in America: If you are not a student of the Levant Crusades you will be confused and bored with this book.

The Crusades Through Arab Eyes

From the first invasion in the eleventh century through till the general collapse of the Crusades in the thirteenth century, the book constructs a narrative that is the reverse of that common in the Western worlddescribing the main facts as bellicose and displaying situations of a quaint historic setting where Western Christians are viewed as ” barbarians “, unaware of the most elementary rules of honordignity and social ethics.


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Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Your jaw will be on the floor the entire time you’re reading this book. What was interesting while reading this book was how diverse this conflict was with the various factions amongst the Christian and Muslim forces. Showing of reviews.

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. I have many books over the years regarding this subject and this is one of my favorites due to Amin Maalouf’s outstanding organization and approach six part chronology book to this important time period. Amin Maalouf was formerly director of the leading Beirut daily an-Naharand the editor of Jeune Afrique.

See all reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. The author does an excellent job of composing an engaging and complete narrative from the crusaees while keeping in touch with the intent and biases of the underlying material.

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