Thursday, August 11, 2005

On the Crusades

I've started reading Amin Maalouf's The Crusades Through Arab Eyes. As with his classic book Leo the African, Maalouf has a genius for narrative and characterisation, immediately drawing you into quite a complex scenario in 1095. Reading the Arab version of events (Maalouf's account is a stitching together of Levantine scribes writing as the events unfolded) has prompted me to go searching for the Western view (its interesting encountering history from a non-western standpoint first). This website gives a comprehensive western perspective.


Anonymous,  7:14 pm  

Amin Maalouf Website -
Biography, books, audio and video interviews, maps, ...
Have a nice visit !

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