- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 408
- Publisher: Islamic Book Trust (2007)
- Language: English
- Product Dimensions:8.4 x 5.8 x 0.5 inches
This work first published in 1898 has become almost an authoritative account of the era of the Crusades and the life of one of Muslim world's best known leaders, Salahuddin al-Ayyubi, or Saladin. The author's objective and unbiased research on Saladin, as well as extensive consultation of books by Muslim and European historians on the subjects, makes the book one of the best sources on the Crusades even more than a hundred years after its first edition. This edition is the first time it has been subject to typographical revision and updates so that contemporary readers may be able to identify the names of persons and places as it is currently known.
The Author Says About Saladin: The generosity, the magnanimity and the high sense of morality which the Sultan displayed in that hour of his triumph, have been universally applauded by the historians. Says one: "if the taking of Jerusalem were the only fact known about Saladin, it were enough to prove him the most chivalrous and great-hearted conqueror of his own and perhaps of any age. Stanley Lane-Pole.
Saladin (Salahuddin Ayubi) was Born in 1137, to the ruler of Tikrit (Iraq), Najamuddin, of a prominent Kurdish family, Salahuddin showed remarkable talents. From a young age, he participated in many battles and became a soldier par excellence. While fighting along with Nuruddin Zangi to liberate Syria from the crusaders, Nuruddin recognized the extraordinary genius in him and provided him several opportunities of leadership and challenges which he brilliantly met. He died in Damascus, in the year 1193 A.C.
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