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The Book of Contemplation: Islam and the Crusades
By Paul M. Cobb (trans), Paul M. Cobb (introduced by) and Usama Ibn Munqidh
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin Classics
Publication date September 30, 2008
Pages 400
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780140455137
ISBN-10 0140455132
Dimensions 1 by 5.25 by 7.75 in.
Weight 0.65 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $17.00
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: The Crusades as seen through the eyes of Muslims

A significant contribution to the understanding of the medieval holy wars between Christians and Muslims, this volume brings together the best and most complete eyewitness account of the Crusades from the perspective of a medieval Muslim writer. Focusing on twelfth-century Arab aristocrat Usama ibn Munqidh's Book of Contemplation but also including extracts from The Book of the Staff and Kernels of Refinement, this volume offers a strikingly human portrayal of Islamic perspectives on day-to-day existence, warfare, and the curious European invaders.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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9780140455137 | details & prices | 400 pages | 5.25 × 7.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $17.00
About: The Crusades as seen through the eyes of Muslims A significant contribution to the understanding of the medieval holy wars between Christians and Muslims, this volume brings together the best and most complete eyewitness account of the Crusades from the perspective of a medieval Muslim writer.

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