Arab Historians of the Crusades


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The recapture of Jerusalem, the siege of acre, the fall of Tripoli, the effect in Baghdad of events in Syria; these and other happenings were faithfully recorded by Arab historians during the two centuries of the Crusades. First published in English in 1969, this book presents 'the other side' of the Holy War, offering the first English translation of contemporary Arab accounts of the fighting between Muslim and Christian. Extracts are drawn from seventeen different authors encompassing a multitude of sources: The general ...

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May 19, 2015

Well balanced

Readings are brief and the content is clear. Starkly opposed information in the western writings in many cases so lends a balance to overall reading and study.

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