Muslims and Crusaders

By Niall Christie,

Book cover of Muslims and Crusaders: Christianity's Wars in the Middle East, 1095-1382, from the Islamic Sources

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Muslims and Crusaders combines chronological narrative, discussion of important areas of scholarly enquiry and evidence from Islamic primary sources to give a well-rounded survey of Christianity's wars in the Middle East, 1095-1382.

Revised, expanded and updated to take account of the most recent scholarship, this second edition enables readers to…

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This work by a scholar of Islamic history is based entirely on Muslim sources, and as such provides a mirror image to the works which draw heavily on Latin, Greek, French and Italian sources. It is concise (119 pages), easy to read, and backed by a large document section as well as recommended reading for each chapter. For anyone who is not an Islamic scholar, the book is worth owning for the clear, succinct definitions of key Arabic terms such as iqta, qadi, and jihad itself.…

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