An Arab-Syrian Gentleman and Warrior in the Period of the Crusades : Memoirs of Usamah ibn-Munqidh, Paperback / softback Book

An Arab-Syrian Gentleman and Warrior in the Period of the Crusades : Memoirs of Usamah ibn-Munqidh Paperback / softback

Part of the Records of Western Civilization Series series

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The life of UsA mah ibn-Munqidh epitomized the height of Arab civilization as it flourished in the period of the early Crusades.

His memoirs present an uncommon non-European perspective and understanding of the military and cultural contact between East and West, Muslim and Christian.

His writing is remarkable for its narrative clarity, its humanity, and its wealth of perceptive details.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 265 pages
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Prose: non-fiction
  • ISBN: 9780231121255

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