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The life and legend of the Sultan Saladin, Jonathan Phillips

Label
The life and legend of the Sultan Saladin
Title
The life and legend of the Sultan Saladin
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Phillips
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1187, Saladin marched triumphantly into Jerusalem, ending decades of struggle against the Christians and reclaiming the holy city for Islam. Four years later he fought off the armies of the Third Crusade, which were commanded by Europe's leading monarchs. A fierce warrior and savvy diplomat, Saladin's unparalleled courtesy, justice, generosity, and mercy were revered by both his fellow Muslims and his Christian rivals such as Richard the Lionheart. Combining thorough research with vivid storytelling, Jonathan Phillips offers a fresh and captivating look at the triumphs, failures, and contradictions of one of the Crusades' most unique figures. Bringing the vibrant world of the twelfth century to life, this book also explores Saladin's complicated legacy, examining the ways Saladin has been invoked in the modern age by Arab and Muslim leaders ranging from Nasser in Egypt, Asad in Syria, and Saddam Hussein in Iraq to Osama bin Laden, as well as his huge appeal across popular culture in books, drama, and music."--Amazon.com
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Phillips, Jonathan
Dewey number
956.014092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
LC call number
DS38.4.S2
LC item number
P45 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Saladin
  • Sultans
  • Sultans
  • Crusades
  • Egypt
  • Syria
  • Islamic Empire
  • Islam
  • Christianity and other religions
Label
The life and legend of the Sultan Saladin, Jonathan Phillips
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 400-420) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Damascus 2009 -- The Muslim Near East and the First Crusade -- Nur al-Din and the City of Damascus -- Nur al-Din and the rise of the Jihad -- Shirkuh, Saladin and the conquest of Egypt -- Saladin's succession in Egypt -- Steps towards independence: the break with Nur al-Din -- Saladin's takeover of Damascus: open ambitions -- Progress stalls -- Victory at Jacob's Ford -- Saladin, Cairo and the River Nile -- Progress in Syria and Reynald's Red Sea raid -- Final preparations: the sieges of Kerak and Mosul -- The Battle of Hattin -- The capture of Jerusalem -- The siege of Tyre -- The siege of Acre, part I: 1189-90 -- The siege of Acre, part II: the threat from the north -- The arrival of Philip Augustus and Richard the Lionheart: the fall of Acre -- Battles of sword and words: Arsuf and diplomacy -- 1192: family feuding, the Battle of Jaffa and the end of the Third Crusade -- Peace at last -- Saladin's reputation in the west -- The view from the east: from the medieval age to the late nineteenth century -- Early Arab nationalism expressed through theatre, books and newspapers -- Struggles for independence in Syria, Egypt and Palestine -- Looking for a new Saladin, c. 1950-2001 -- Conclusion: Writing the history of Saladin
Control code
on1089902911
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiv, 478 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300247060
Lccn
2019937471
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)1089902911
Label
The life and legend of the Sultan Saladin, Jonathan Phillips
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 400-420) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Damascus 2009 -- The Muslim Near East and the First Crusade -- Nur al-Din and the City of Damascus -- Nur al-Din and the rise of the Jihad -- Shirkuh, Saladin and the conquest of Egypt -- Saladin's succession in Egypt -- Steps towards independence: the break with Nur al-Din -- Saladin's takeover of Damascus: open ambitions -- Progress stalls -- Victory at Jacob's Ford -- Saladin, Cairo and the River Nile -- Progress in Syria and Reynald's Red Sea raid -- Final preparations: the sieges of Kerak and Mosul -- The Battle of Hattin -- The capture of Jerusalem -- The siege of Tyre -- The siege of Acre, part I: 1189-90 -- The siege of Acre, part II: the threat from the north -- The arrival of Philip Augustus and Richard the Lionheart: the fall of Acre -- Battles of sword and words: Arsuf and diplomacy -- 1192: family feuding, the Battle of Jaffa and the end of the Third Crusade -- Peace at last -- Saladin's reputation in the west -- The view from the east: from the medieval age to the late nineteenth century -- Early Arab nationalism expressed through theatre, books and newspapers -- Struggles for independence in Syria, Egypt and Palestine -- Looking for a new Saladin, c. 1950-2001 -- Conclusion: Writing the history of Saladin
Control code
on1089902911
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiv, 478 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300247060
Lccn
2019937471
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, facsimiles
System control number
(OCoLC)1089902911

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