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Published: 01 September 2016

360 Pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190614461

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The Race for Paradise

An Islamic History of the Crusades

Paul M. Cobb

  • Offers a new perspective on events usually only understood from the European side
  • Grapples with the complexities of the Crusades, offering a richer account than earlier, simplistic histories
  • Situates the Crusades in the broader scope of European expansion into Islamic lands throughout the Middle Ages
  • An Islamic scholar, the author based his account on authentic and highly regarded Islamic sources in Arabic, many of them new or under-utilized