The author has combed the works of contemporary Arab chronicles of the Crusades, eyewitnesses and often participants. He retells their story and offers insights into the historical forces that shape Arab and Islamic consciousness today.
The author has combed the works of Arab chroniclers of the Crusades, many of them eyewitnesses and participants in the events they describe. Intriguing and entertaining, The Crusades Through Arab Eyes, is a vivid portrait of a society nearly destroyed by internal conflict and shaken by a traumatic encounter with an alien culture. Maalouf offers fascinating insights into the historical forces that even today shape Arab and Islamic consciousness.