By H. A. R. Gibb
An informative advent units the scene simply sooner than invasion by means of the Crusaders. the colourful narrative relates the details of lifestyles in the course of wartime; as well as his money owed of battles, blockades, and diplomatic negotiations, Ibn Al-Qalānisī paints bright and decidedly biased pics of the personalities on either side of this holy warfare, from gallant commanders and intrepid troops of his place of birth to their competition, the "infidels" and :accursed ones."
The writer dependent his paintings on either written documentation and oral reviews, the latter occasionally transcribed from the lips of tangible contributors. meant basically as a textbook for college students, this translation via H. A. R. Gibb renders the Arabic textual content as actually as attainable, with minimum annotation, and constitutes an imperative source for somebody who wishes a firsthand account of the early Crusades.
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The Damascus Chronicle of the Crusades: Extracted and Translated from the Chronicle of Ibn Al-Qalanisi by H. A. R. Gibb