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Salah al Din Yusif ibn Ayyub, known to his Muslim contemporaries as al Nasi, 'The Victorious', and to an admiring Europe as Saladin, is the most famous single figure in the history of the Crusades, being even better known outside the English-speaking world than his Christian foe Richard the Lionheart. Traditionally portrayed as a quiet, deeply religious and even humble man, Saladin was a typical product of his day and his culture. This title shows how the societies and military systems that he and his successors led from defeat to eventual triumph were far more sophisticated than is generally realised, and brings vividly to life the history, organisation, arms and armour of Saladin and the Saracens.

Table of Contents

Introduction · Saljuqs and Fatimids · Saladin and the Ayyubids · Disaster and Triumph · Arms and Armour · The Plates

Product details

Published Mar 26 1986
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9780850456820
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 50 b/w; 8 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Men-at-Arms
Short code MAA 171
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

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David Nicolle

David Nicolle is Visiting Research Fellow at the I…

Illustrator

Angus McBride

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