The author has combed the works of contemporary Arab chronicles of the Crusades, eyewitnesses and often participants. He retells their story. Amin Maalouf. The Crusades Through Arab Eyes. Metaksya Grigoryan. Uploaded by. Metaksya Grigoryan. Loading Preview. Sorry, preview is currently. The Rewriting of History in Amin Maalouf ‘s The. Crusades Through Arab Eyes. Carine Bourget. University of Arizona-Tucson. Follow this and.
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The unexpected twists of fate, maalojf, betrayals, assassinations, battlefield ingenuity, and unlikely alliances that make up the various kingdoms and city-states of the Middle East are laid out in a way where you’ll genuinely get invested in these “characters” of history.
In this paper, I explore three questions: If you are not a student of the Levant Crusades you will be confused and bored with this book.
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English Choose a language for shopping. Views Read Edit View history. I wish I had written this book. Should be put in the hands of anyone who asks what lies behind the Middle East’s present amiin. I was recommended this book and i must say that it went beyond any expectation i had. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.
The Rewriting of History in Amin Maalouf’s The Crusades Through Arab Eyes
Retrieved from ” https: The author does an excellent job of composing an engaging and complete narrative from the sources while keeping in touch with the intent and biases of the underlying material. Amin Maalouf has sifted through the works of a score of contemporary Arab chroniclers of the Crusades, eyewitnesses and often participants in the events. Samarkand Interlink World Fiction.
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Maalouf presents the Arab amni accounts of the crusades and in those accounts one can see just how biased is the history one is told, if at all, of those fanatical endeavors.
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He does the hard work of showing you with hard fact the precise political motivations of every little prince of every little city, painting a crusafes picture of the region and time period that will leave you wishing for a TV adaptation of his work.
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