The author has combed the works of contemporary Arab chronicles of the Crusades, eyewitnesses and often participants. He retells their story. Amin Maalouf. The Crusades Through Arab Eyes. Metaksya Grigoryan. Uploaded by. Metaksya Grigoryan. Loading Preview. Sorry, preview is currently. The Rewriting of History in Amin Maalouf ‘s The. Crusades Through Arab Eyes. Carine Bourget. University of Arizona-Tucson. Follow this and.

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The Crusades Through Arab Eyes

Islamic Perspectives Islamic Surveys. Pages to import images to Wikidata Articles containing Crusaddes text All stub articles. Much of this history exposed to westerners is via writings from a Christian clergyman and 12th-century Levantine historian, William of Tyre. This about a non-fiction book on Middle Eastern history article is a stub.

Maalouf provides insight from the Arab chroniclers of the time to describe the mood and maaoluf of rulers and peoples of the Levant during this time.

What was interesting while reading this book was how diverse this conflict was with the various factions amongst the Christian and Muslim forces.

He retells their story and offers insights into the historical forces that shape Arab and Islamic consciousness today. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

Eurocentricity never once makes an appearance, keeping true to the title of the book by keeping you as informed or in-the-dark about the Europe of this period as the Muslims were then. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your mzalouf, and attract new followers and customers. Customers who bought this item also bought. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

This study offers much insight into the historical forces and factions of this time that crusares today shape Islamic disposition and consciousness. Share your thoughts with other customers.


This book fulfills its promise of an alternative perspective on the crusades based on the surviving Eastern primary source material. Here one gets to view the actors portraying William of Tyre and the Arab chroniclers of Ibn al-Qalanisi and Ibn al-Athir to obtain their emotions to various events that occur.

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He retells their stories in their own vivacious style, giving us a vivid portrait of a society rent by internal conflicts and shaken by a traumatic encounter with an alien culture. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. As the name suggests, the book is a narrative retelling of primary sources drawn from various Arab chronicles that seeks to provide an Arab perspective on the Crusadesand especially regarding the Crusaders — the Franks Franjas the Arabs called them — who are considered cruel, savage, ignorant and culturally backward.

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The Rewriting of History in Amin Maalouf’s The Crusades Through Arab Eyes

He lives mmaalouf Paris. In this paper, I explore three questions: AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Buy the selected items together This item: Writers like Ibn al-Athir become characters in and of themselves, contextualized into their own time periods and priorities as writers.

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You’ll find yourself holding out hope that this time they’ll stop the mysterious Frankish hordes, or rooting for Damascus over Aleppo or Acre over Jerusalem, only to suddenly have that hope smashed against the wall by marauding Turkish prince or aminn hashish-smoking Assassin from Iran.

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Maalouf presents the Arab chronists accounts of the crusades and in those accounts one can see just how biased is the history one is told, if at all, of those fanatical endeavors. The reader needs to understand the Muslims took 88 years to ejected the westerners from their land in the 12th Century.

I argue that while Maalouf brilliantly deconstructs the Western image of the Crusades as a heroic time by documenting the barbarity of the Crusaders without falling into the pitfall of simply inverting the terms of the dichotomy, the agenda driving his rewriting of this historical period leads him to partially repeat what his book is supposed to undo, witness the erasure of women in a book whose goal is to unearth a neglected perspective.

This book is highly recommended for the intellectually honest individual who has an open mind and understands that true history is not written by the victors. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.

Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Showing of reviews. It disposes of the dry expository style of most works of medieval history and instead takes on the narrative style of a novel. Views Read Edit View history. In this book I found something else that i treasure in a book: Under Saladin, an unstoppable Muslim army inspired by prophets and poets finally succeeded in destroying the most powerful Crusader kingdoms.