Saladin Paperback / softback
Illustrated by Peter Dennis
Part of the Command series
This Osprey Command book looks closely at the early life, military experiences and key battlefield exploits of Al-Malik al-Nasir Yusuf Ibn Najm al-Din Ayyub Ibn Shahdi Abu'l-Muzaffar Salah al-Din - or Saladin as he is more commonly known outside the Islamic world - who is broadly regarded as the greatest hero of the Crusades, even in Europe.
Most chroniclers present him as a man of outstanding virtue, courage and political skill.
More recently, however, efforts have been made to portray Saladin as an ambitious, ruthless and even devious politician, and as a less brilliant commander than is normally thought.
This book sets out to reveal that the truth is, as usual, somewhere in between.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 64 pages, 25 b/w; 28 col
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 04/04/2011
- Category: Middle Eastern history
- ISBN: 9781849083171
- Paperback / softback from £8.05