Muslims and the Crusades complements and counters the numerous books that discuss the Crusader period from a European perspective, allowing the reader to gain a broader and more complete perspective on the period. The book presents the Crusades from the perspective of the Muslims of the Levant, with whom the Crusaders fought.
It introduces the reader to the most important issues that affected the European crusades and their response to their descendants, the peoples who would come to live in the Latin Christiannations. This book introduces readers to the most important issues that affected the European crusaders and their response to their descendants, who would inhabit the Latin Christian nations.
About the Book
The book combines chronological narrative, discussion of key areas of scholarly inquiry, and evidence from primary sources to provide a comprehensive survey of the period. It examines not only the military meetings between Muslims and Crusaders, but also the personal, political, diplomatic, and trade exchanges that took place between Muslims and Crusaders.
It also examines the interactions that took place between Muslims and Franks away from the battle field. The use of a wide range of translated primary sources, including chronicles, dynastic histories, religious and legal texts, and poetry, allows the people of the time to speak to us in their own voices.