[PDF / Epub] ☄ Saladin By John Man – E17streets4all.co.uk Saladin remains one of the most iconic figures of his age As the man who united the Arabs and saved Islam from Christian crusaders in the 12th century he is the Islamic world’s preeminent hero Ruthl Saladin remains one of the most iconic figures of his age As the man who united the Arabs and saved Islam from Christian crusaders in the th century he is the Islamic world’s preeminent hero Ruthless in defence of his faith brilliant in leadership he also possessed ualities that won admiration from his Christian foes He knew the limits of violence showing such tolerance and generosity that many Europeans appalled at the brutality of their own people saw him as the exemplar of their own knightly idealsBut Saladin is far than a historical hero Builder literary patron and theologian he is a man for all times and a symbol of hope for an Arab world once again divided Centuries after his death in cities from Damascus to Cairo and beyond to the Arabian Peninsula and the Gulf Saladin continues to be an immensely potent symbol of religious and military resistance to the West He is central to Arab memories sensibilities and the ideal of a unified Islamic stateIn this authoritative biography historian John Man brings Saladin and his world to life in vivid detail Charting his rise to power his struggle to unify the warring factions of his faith and his battles to retake Jerusalem and expel Christian influence from Arab lands Saladin explores the life and the enduring legacy of this champion of Islam and examines his significance for the world today.
John Anthony Garnet Man is a British historian and travel writer His special interests are China Mongolia and the history of written communication He takes particular pleasure in combining historical narrative with personal experienceHe studied German and French at Keble College Oxford before doing two postgraduate courses a diploma in the History and Philosophy of Science at Oxford and Mon.
- 320 pages
- John Man
- 14 January 2016 John Man