Saladin: Hero of Islam

Abdul Rahman Azzam

Saladin: Hero of Islam

Presents a study of the life and times of this remarkable, many-sided man, who dominated the Middle East in his day. This work gives an insight into his achievements and into the Muslim world of his contemporaries. 3.0 out of 5 based on 1 reviews
Saladin: Hero of Islam

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Classification Non-fiction
Genre Biography, History
Format Hardback
Pages 224
RRP £19.99
Date of Publication February 2007
ISBN 978-1844154999
Publisher Pen & Sword Military
 

Presents a study of the life and times of this remarkable, many-sided man, who dominated the Middle East in his day. This work gives an insight into his achievements and into the Muslim world of his contemporaries.

Reviews

The Financial Times

Roula Khalaf

The book is often wordy and at times repetitive – the same descriptions of Saladin recur – and it doesn’t fully capture the character of Saladin. It is nonetheless absorbing, not least because it focuses on the struggle for Sunni supremacy over a resurgent Shia Islam... Azzam is not wholly convincing when he seeks to downplay Saladin’s initial refusal to join the military campaign in Egypt – a point that undermines his main thesis. But he depicts well the tenure of Saladin as the vizier of Egypt, including his efforts to build madrasas, or religious schools, to legitimise his power and spread the authority of Sunni Islam.

19/01/2009

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