Saladin: The Life, the Legend and the Islamic Empire
But Saladin is farmore than a historical hero. Builder, literary patron and theologian, heis a man for all times, and a symbol of hope for an Arab world onceagain divided. Centuries after his death, in cities from Damascus toCairo and beyond, to the Arabian Peninsula and the Gulf, Saladincontinues to be an immensely potent symbol of religious and militaryresistance to the West. He is central to Arab memories, sensibilitiesand the ideal of a unified Islamic state.
In this authoritativebiography, historian John Man brings Saladin and his world to life invivid detail. Charting his rise to power, his struggle to unify thewarring factions of his faith, and his battles to retake Jerusalem andexpel Christian influence from Arab lands, Saladin explores the life and the enduring legacy of this champion of Islam, and examines his significance for the world today.
"Fast-paced ... thrilling." (Ben Wilson The Times)"One could not wish for a better storyteller or analyst than John Man." (Simon Sebag Montefiore)"His ability to put us in the picture, to feel, smell and almost touch the surroundings he describes, is matched by his ability to tell a good story." (Michael Palin)
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