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The Resource Saladin, Anne-Marie Eddé ; translated by Jane Marie Todd

Saladin, Anne-Marie Eddé ; translated by Jane Marie Todd

Label
Saladin
Title
Saladin
Statement of responsibility
Anne-Marie Eddé ; translated by Jane Marie Todd
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
Working simultaneously on two levels, Saladin represents the best kind of biography--a portrait of a man who is said to have made an age, and the most complete account we have to date of an age that made the man. Unlike biographies that focus on Saladin's military exploits, especially the recapturing of Jerusalem from European Crusaders in 1187, Eddé's narrative draws on an incredible array of contemporary sources to develop the fullest picture possible of a ruler shaped profoundly by the complex Arabian political environment in which he rose to prominence. The result is a unique view of the Crusades from an Arab perspective. Saladin became a legend in his own time, venerated by friend and foe alike as a paragon of justice, chivalry, and generosity. Arab politicians ever since have sought to claim his mantle as a justification for their own exercise of power. But Saladin's world-historical status as the ideal Muslim ruler owes its longevity to a tacit agreement among contemporaries and later chroniclers about the set of virtues Saladin possessed--virtues that can now be tested against a rich tapestry of historical research. This tension between the mythical image of Saladin, layered over centuries and deployed in service of specific moral and political objectives, and the verifiable facts of his life available to a judicious modern historian is what sustains Anne-Marie Eddé's erudite biography, published to acclaim in France in 2008 and offered here in smooth, readable English translation. -- Book Description
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DLC
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Saladin
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Eddé, Anne-Marie
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the French
LC call number
DS38.4.S2
LC item number
E3213 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Todd, Jane Marie
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Crusades
  • Egypt
  • Syria
  • Islamic Empire
  • Saladin
Label
Saladin, Anne-Marie Eddé ; translated by Jane Marie Todd
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p.[625]-639)and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
List of figures -- Chronology -- Introduction -- PART I. Ascent: 1. Saladin's world -- 2. Training period -- 3. Vizier in Cairo -- 4. The end of the Fatimids -- 5. Nūr al-Dīn's lieutenant in Egypt -- PART II. The sultan: 6. Usurper or legitimate sultan? -- 7. The caliph's backing -- 8. Conception of power -- 9. Founding a dynasty -- 10. The support of the elites -- 11. The elaboration of an image -- PART III. Jihad: 12. Image and propaganda -- 13. Strategic interests -- 14. The victorious campaigns -- 15. The third crusade -- 16. The rules of war -- 17. The gaze of the other -- PART IV. In everyday life: 18. Between image and reality -- 19. Saladin and suffering -- PART V. Governance: 20. Guardian of the faith -- 21. Christians and Jews -- 22. The state, the prince, and the subjects -- 23. Commerce and markets -- PART VI. The legend: 24. Birth and development -- 25. Antihero or prophet foretold? -- 26. The valiant and generous knight -- 27. Between Moses, Jesus, and Muhammad -- 28. The myth of the Arab hero -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Saladin historiography -- Bibliography -- Acknowledgments -- Index
Control code
ocn707886984
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 660 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780674055599
Lccn
2011010513
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
col. ill., maps
Label
Saladin, Anne-Marie Eddé ; translated by Jane Marie Todd
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p.[625]-639)and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
List of figures -- Chronology -- Introduction -- PART I. Ascent: 1. Saladin's world -- 2. Training period -- 3. Vizier in Cairo -- 4. The end of the Fatimids -- 5. Nūr al-Dīn's lieutenant in Egypt -- PART II. The sultan: 6. Usurper or legitimate sultan? -- 7. The caliph's backing -- 8. Conception of power -- 9. Founding a dynasty -- 10. The support of the elites -- 11. The elaboration of an image -- PART III. Jihad: 12. Image and propaganda -- 13. Strategic interests -- 14. The victorious campaigns -- 15. The third crusade -- 16. The rules of war -- 17. The gaze of the other -- PART IV. In everyday life: 18. Between image and reality -- 19. Saladin and suffering -- PART V. Governance: 20. Guardian of the faith -- 21. Christians and Jews -- 22. The state, the prince, and the subjects -- 23. Commerce and markets -- PART VI. The legend: 24. Birth and development -- 25. Antihero or prophet foretold? -- 26. The valiant and generous knight -- 27. Between Moses, Jesus, and Muhammad -- 28. The myth of the Arab hero -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Saladin historiography -- Bibliography -- Acknowledgments -- Index
Control code
ocn707886984
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 660 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780674055599
Lccn
2011010513
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
col. ill., maps

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