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The Sultan Who Vanquished the Crusaders and Built an Islamic Empire

In this authoritative biography, historian John Man brings Saladin and his world to life with vivid detail in “a rollicking good story” (Justin Marozzi).

As the man who united the Arabs and saved Islam from Christian crusaders in the twelfth century, Saladin is the Islamic world’s preeminent hero. A ruthless defender of his faith and a brilliant leader, he also possessed qualities that won admiration from his Christian foes. But Saladin is far more than a historical hero. He is a symbol of hope for an Arab world once again divided, an immensely potent icon of religious and military resistance to the West. Saladin explores the life and enduring legacy of this champion of Islam while examining his significance for the world today.
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Genre: Nonfiction / History / Middle East

On Sale: November 28th 2017

Price: $17.99 / $23.49 (CAD)

Page Count: 320

ISBN-13: 9780306825422

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Reader Reviews


"One could not wish for a better storyteller than John Man."--Simon Sebag Montefiore, author of Jerusalem
"A tale about the life of a man and the passions that drove him"--Roanoke Times
"A worthy biography of an important Muslim hero"--Foreword Reviews
"Superb and eminently readable"--Chicago Tribune's Printers Row
"[A] masterful biography...The book tells a clear, vivid story of seemingly endless conflict, showing the strengths and weaknesses of both Christians and Muslims. The characters are fascinating...Man's style and pacing are just right for the general reader. This account provides valuable perspective for the twenty-first century tensions between Islam and the West."—Internet Review of Books, 9/29/16
"An excellent overview on this complex man and his time."
Military Periscope
"A very interesting and informative biography that provides insights relevant to issues surrounding the Middle East today."
Toy Soldier & Model Figure
"The author of this book is an entertaining storyteller with an ear for a good turn of phrase."—The Historian
"Man presents a complete biographical account of Saladin's life, while also building his narrative around the Crusades...Saladin can also be characterized as a contribution to the popular history of the Crusades...This volume...succeeds in presenting a vivid picture of medieval life in the Middle East that will appeal to a popular audience."—H-Net
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