The Life of Saladin: Based on the Works of Baha' Ad-Din Ibn Shaddad and 'Imad Ad-Din Al-Isfahan
Saladin, the Kurdish founder of the Ayyubid Dynasty, conquered Jerusalem in 1187 and repelled the Crusaders. Though England's Richard I later defeated him, Saladin's legend has become enshrined in European as well as Middle Eastern lore.
Sir Hamilton Gibb produced this short biographical account by drawing from two chronicles written by well-placed contemporaries of the fabled leader. Meticulously annotated, Gibb's classic is an essential reference for historians as well as an excellent introduction to a fascinating historical figure.
AuthorSir Hamilton A.R. Gibb (1895–1971) was one of the most learned and passionate scholars of his era. He was Laudian Professor of Arabic at the University of Oxford (1937–55) and J.R. Jewett Professor of Arabic at Harvard University (1955–64). From 1957–66 he was Director of Harvard’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies. His other publications include Arabic Literature, The Legacy of Islam and Modern Trends in Islam.
The Life of Saladin: Based on the Works of Baha' Ad-Din Ibn Shaddad and 'Imad Ad-Din Al-Isfahani
|Author||Hamilton Alexander Rosskeen Gibb|
|Edition||2, reprint, annotated|
|Publisher||Saqi Essentials, 2006|