The author has combed the works of contemporary Arab chronicles of the Crusades, eyewitnesses, and often participants. He retells their story and offers insights into the historical forces that shape Arab and Islamic consciousness today.
Chapter 1. The Franj Arrive
Chapter 2. An Accursed Maker of Armour
Chapter 3. The Cannibals of MaÝarra
Chapter 4. Tripoli’s Two Thousand Days
Chapter 5. Turban-Clad Resistance
Chapter 6. The Damascus Conspiracies
Chapter 7. An Emir Among Barbarians
Chapter 8. NÙr al-DÐn, the Saint-King
Chapter 9. The Rush for the Nile
Chapter 10. The Tears of Saladin
Chapter 11. The Impossible Encounter
Chapter 12. The Perfect and the Just
Chapter 13. The Mongol Scourge
Chapter 14. God Grant That They Never Set Foot There Again!
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