He writes and publishes primarily in French. It is very accessible and directed towards general audience.Their social status changed and so did the demographic and social class structure. Oreo In this careful examination of the Crusades, Amin Maalouf paints a vivid picture of the events that transpired centuries ago and how they affect the Arab world consciously and subconsciously to this very day.
Soon famine of the host continued on to Antioch, where they settled down to be a disgrace to Christianity. In this careful examination of the Crusades, Amin Maalouf paints a vivid picture of the events that transpired centuries ago and how they affect the Arab world consciously and subconsciously to this very day.Also, why were Crusades such a traumatic event, but much more brutal invasion and conquest of Arab core territories by Seljuk Turks, which took place only a couple of decades before, is hardly even mentioned by sources selected by the author? The Organic Machine For one thing, anyone who knows anything about fairy tales in the West can tell you that absolutely no one agrees on the details for any of them.
So when the Frankish knights decided to "reclaim" the Middle East in the name of "Christendom", what actually transpired was pure, unadulterated land grabbing: and when the natives of the desert kingdoms resisted, soon they were fighting for "Islam" against the "Infidel". Maalouf shows how the past and future have a lot to hold for all generations to come.He does the hard work of showing you with hard fact the precise political motivations of every little prince of every little city, painting a beautiful picture of the region and time period that will leave you wishing for a TV adaptation of his work. Nothing Like It In the World I thought I would love his well-researched, brilliantly detailed account of the crusades from the perspective of the Arab world as well.