In the crusades the reader discovers how the muslims reacted to the franks and how muslim populations were displaced the ensuing period of jihad the careers of nur al din and saladin and the interpenetration of muslim and christian cultures. The crusades islamic perspectives islamic surveys carole hillenbrand on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers following the 900th anniversary of the crusader capture of jerusalem it is now time to reflect on how the phenomenon of the crusades influenced the muslim world. As the title says this book offers islamic perspective on the history of crusades much of it is dedicated to socio cultural analysis about the islamic reign in the holy land thus sacrificing details on chronologies. The crusades are treated as the defining paradigm for relations between islam and christianity european colonialism is almost always treated not as a separate event from the crusades but instead a continuation of them in a new form just as is the creation of the state of israel. Anyone with even a little historical perspective comprehends that islam is a religion of the sword and that the crusades were a defensive war everywhere islam reigns there is death and despair all over the middle east and north africa there lie the ruins of abandoned cities that were out to the sword
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