Journals Higher Education



Published: 28 July 1999

704 Pages | 17 color and 135 black & white illustrations

10.0 x 7.5 inches

ISBN: 9780748606306

Bookseller Code (06)

The Crusades

Islamic Perspectives

First Edition

Carole Hillenbrand

Published by Edinburgh University Press

  • Views the Crusades almost entirely through the prism of medieval Muslim sources, providing a counterbalance to centuries of Eurocentric scholarship in this field
  • Two chapters are devoted to an analysis of warfare DS arms, battles, sieges, fortifications and the neglected aspect of the prominence DS on the basis of written sources and extant works of art
  • Deals with the complex issue of the interaction between Muslims and Crusaders in a social, economic and cultural setting
  • Outlines the profound impact of the Crusades on Muslim consciousness until the present day