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Saladin author Jonathan Phillips review à 103 characters ß eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Jonathan Phillips Figure in the history of the Islamic world The sultan fought under the banner of jihad but at the same time relentlessly constructed his own dynastic empire He delivered a devastating blow to the Christian faith but within a few years transformed his image in the West to that of a chivalric hero In the Near Eas. I ve read a few of these the woman and herhis legacy type biographies and none of them work all that well if the biography is good the here s how people have imagined her is usually uite weak and vice versa Phillips biography is good and the image stuff is fine at best There s a lot of crusadery battles here so if you like that here it is If you don t now you know Beyond Reach relentlessly constructed his own dynastic empire He delivered a devastating blow to the Christian faith but within a few years transformed his image in the West to that of a chivalric hero In the Near Eas. I ve Devoted Deadly read a few of these the woman and herhis legacy type biographies and none of them work all that well if the biography is good the here s how people have imagined her is usually uite weak and vice versa Phillips biography is good and the image stuff is fine at best There s a lot of crusadery battles here so if you like that here it is If you don t now you know

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Saladin author Jonathan Phillips review à 103 characters ß eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Jonathan Phillips Saladin was a Kurdish warrior who crushed the Christian armies in 1187 at the Battle of Hattin effectively destroying the Christian states in the Levant and recapturing Jerusalem for Islam In a revealing new biography historian Jonathan Phillips tackles the many paradoxes of Saladin perhaps the most mythologized. To be perfectly blunt I could not have cared less whether the chapters on how Saladin s image has been used now were included or not It is pretty obvious that it is used for the sole purpose of furthering the political agenda of the day of whatever political group has hijacked it In short his image is defined by the needs of the multitudes and bears no resemblance to historical recordsI actually enjoyed the book for being a detailed biography on the man himself Medieval politics is a bit of a minefield to negotiate for the uninitiated and Philips does a sound job in explaining the political landscape that Saladin was born into and operated withinPhilips book is uite lengthy it covers all the aspects of Saladin s personal life his military career especially that in Egypt court life under both Zengi and Nur al Din political and religious histories of the then Muslim world It is not solely focused on the Crusades thought this period did indeed dominate his political and military career Then of course are the chapters on his legacy and the depictions of Saladin in both the West and the EastA lot of research has gone into this book with a plethora of sources worthy of exploring further In fact there were uite a few instances where little snippets of information piued my interest which will result in my own further research Cursed by Darkness Befallen Tides #1 recapturing Jerusalem for Islam In a Ship of Magic revealing new biography historian Jonathan Phillips tackles the many paradoxes of Saladin perhaps the most mythologized. To be perfectly blunt I could not have cared less whether the chapters on how Saladin s image has been used now were included or not It is pretty obvious that it is used for the sole purpose of furthering the political agenda of the day of whatever political group has hijacked it In short his image is defined by the needs of the multitudes and bears no Kick-boxing pour la ligne resemblance to historical Firm Abs Flat Stomach In Only 30 Days recordsI actually enjoyed the book for being a detailed biography on the man himself Medieval politics is a bit of a minefield to negotiate for the uninitiated and Philips does a sound job in explaining the political landscape that Saladin was born into and operated withinPhilips book is uite lengthy it covers all the aspects of Saladin s personal life his military career especially that in Egypt court life under both Zengi and Nur al Din political and Vacaciones Fatales 2 Fatal Vacations 2 religious histories of the then Muslim world It is not solely focused on the Crusades thought this period did indeed dominate his political and military career Then of course are the chapters on his legacy and the depictions of Saladin in both the West and the EastA lot of Living the Eternal Way: Spiritual Meaning and Practice for Daily Life : A Spiritual Training Course research has gone into this book with a plethora of sources worthy of exploring further In fact there were uite a few instances where little snippets of information piued my interest which will De Lempicka Taschen Basic Art result in my own further

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Saladin author Jonathan Phillips review à 103 characters ß eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Jonathan Phillips T admiration for his justice faith and successful resistance to Western invaders mean that he has lived on down the centuries as a hero to be emulated and esteemed Drawing on new sources Phillips explores the complicated mix of truth and legend that defined Saladin during his own life and through the present day. This is a masterful biography that not only recounts the life of its subject but also describes the politically complex time that he lived in and then goes on to examine the enduring appeal of Saladin not only in the Arab and Muslim world but also in the West If you are not familiar with Saladin or the history of the time do not worry for Jonathan Phillips who has written extensively about the Crusades will painlessly take you by the hand and explain how Saladin was able to rise to power and stay there using both military might and diplomatic astuteness With maps and photographs this is a detailed and minutely researched book that will give the reader a portal into the 12th century world of crusades battles and its court life By the end of the book you will gain not only a greater appreciation of the man and the times he lived in but also why his name continues to be appropriated for political reasons It was well worth the time invested in order to read this lengthy but fascinating biography of a man who s name still has resonance in much of the today s world