The Crusades Through Arab Eyes

By Amin Maalouf,

Book cover of The Crusades Through Arab Eyes

Book description

European and Arab versions of the Crusades have little in common. For Arabs, the twelfth and thirteenth centuries were years of strenuous efforts to repel a brutal and destructive invasion by barbarian hordes. In "The Crusades Through Arab Eyes", Amin Maalouf has sifted through the works of a score of…

Shepherd is reader supported. When you buy books, we may earn an affiliate commission.

Why read it?

1 author picked The Crusades Through Arab Eyes as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

This Paris-based Lebanese author may soon be awarded the Nobel Prize! His first book is a classic that forces readers into a completely different perspective. Maalouf offers in his own vivacious style, a vivid portrait of a society torn by internal conflicts and shaken by a traumatic encounter with an alien culture of invaders. His fascinating insights delve deeply into the Arab and Islamic consciousness today. All Maalouf’s books should be read! Each opens unexpected, illuminated windows on the Middle East with compassion, wisdom, and drama.

Want books like The Crusades Through Arab Eyes?

Our community of 10,000+ authors has personally recommended 100 books like The Crusades Through Arab Eyes.

Browse books like The Crusades Through Arab Eyes

5 book lists we think you will like!

Interested in the Crusades, Islam, and worldviews?

10,000+ authors have recommended their favorite books and what they love about them. Browse their picks for the best books about the Crusades, Islam, and worldviews.

The Crusades Explore 53 books about the Crusades
Islam Explore 121 books about Islam
Worldviews Explore 16 books about worldviews