[Read] ➪ Les Croisades vues par les Arabes By Amin Maalouf – Justinfoline.us

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    In our society the word crusade has been largely divorced from its origins in a European invasion of the Middle East, so much so that our previous president probably didn t recognize how inflammatory this statement was This book is a solid reminder that there were two sides, and often , in that long campaign While the general public in the West barely remembers what took place in the Holy Land between 1096 and 1291, in the Muslim world the past isn t dead It isn t even past Some of the names are familiar such as Richard the Lionheart and Ghengis Khan, but of the many characters that come and go throughout the account, I have to say my impression of Saladin was most enriched Really a decent guy, that one Whereas it was common practice to kill all the men and sell the women and children into slavery when a city was taken, Saladin let everyone in Jerusalem walk out after paying a fee This after the guy defending Jerusalem broke an oath to not take up arms against Saladin and after that same guy turned down a generous offer of surrender when the eventual outcome should have been obvious to both sides Also fascinating were the many mentions of the assassins At many points throughout the story the Muslims worst enemies appeared from within and this is partic...

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    1096 1291

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    This was a challenging reading experience, and I struggle to put into words why.I loved Maalouf s reflections on identity and cultural belonging, In the Name of Identity Violence and the Need to Belong, to the extent that I read it with students several times I admired his autobiographical work Origins, which offers an explanation for his deep understanding of the diverse strands that make up an individual personality, shaped by numerous family patterns, education and personal experience.I thought I would love his well researched, brilliantly detailed account of the crusades from the perspective of the Arab world as well It promised to deliver new angles on a topic I had already studied with interest from the common European standpoint, giving me a unique opportunity to gain better insight into the other side of the story that features the origin of East West, Islam Christian clashes with lasting effects reaching into our contemporary world and history writing.I had to force myself to read on however On multiple occasions, I was about to break it off altogether Why It was not the fact that all names and events seemed strangely distorted, told without the overarching context I was used to That was quite charming, actually, once I got used to it I had no issues whatsoever with the narrative bias ...

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    This is what The Crusades Through Arab Eyes about European and Arab versions of the Crusades have little in common For Arabs, the twelfth and thirteen centuries were years of strenuous efforts to repel a brutal and destructive invasion by barbarian hordes Under Saladin, an unstoppable Muslim army inspired by prophets and poets finally succeeded in destroying the most popular Crusader kingdoms The memory of this great and most enduring victory ever won by a non European society against the West still lives in the minds of millions of Arabs today.Amin Maalouf has sifted through the works of a score of contemporary Arab chroniclers of the Crusades, eyewitness and often participants in the events In this ground breaking account, he retells their stories in their own vivacious style, giving us a vivid portrait of a society riven by internal conflicts and shaken by a traumatic encounter with an alien culture He retraces two critical centuries of Middle Eastern history, and offers fascinating insights into some of the forces that shape Arab and Islamic consciousness today.The reason I read this book is because I don t really know Muslim s strategies and side of the Crusades It is well researched and highly readable.I have different kind of feeling when I read this book I always reflect theirs action I ponder deeper towards my religion, Islam I hope the world will be peaceful Inshallah.There are six quotes in the book which has grabbed my attention I just find it intriguing Us...

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    1099 90% kingdom of heaven

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    I honestly don t know how to regard this book On one hand it is well written, brief, perfectly readable description of crusades, seen from a unique perspective Its main strength is the fact that the author uses only Arabic, predominantly primary sources, which is invaluable for the European student of the period for a simple reason that Arabic sources so scarce to English speaking readers.At the same time I can t help but consider this book as lost opportunity Maalouf attempts to present the view from the other side of the hill , which in itself is an admirable and much needed initiative But the problem is this view is so polarized, that the content of the book becomes practically unusable on its own It is perfectly understandable that Muslims of the time regarded Crusades in absolutely negative terms However, those views are only a small part of the book Most of it consists of narrative of the author himself, who doesn t even pretend to be objective Language used by Maalouf consistently creeps uncomfortably close to modern political rhetoric and I have to admit, made it quite difficult for me to finish the book Like I initially said, I feel very split about this book, for obvious reasons If read without previous knowledge of the period or backed up ...

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    I came to this book after reading several of Maalouf s fiction works Even though it is a history book, it is very readable, and if it weren t for all the names, I would have thought I was reading a story He draws the main figures of the Crusades as real people, not just objects of scholarly interest I cried when Saladin died Being an Arab myself, it was hard to shake the feeling of history repeating itself, but obviously the truth is complex than that What made the book important for me is the sense that these conflicts, the struggle for unity within the ummah, with foreigners ready to jump through the smallest chink in the armor, and with our own leaders and their various quirks and weaknesses none of these are anything new The modern Middle East is just one chapter of a long history That is much realistic and reassuring story than the simplistic version of history we inherit as Arab children that we were one long lived, glorious empire until last century when everything came crashing down, all due of course to the fault of the evil West Sorry folks, it s time to grow up.This book is very mu...

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