Saladin

Saladin

Leadership, Strategy, Conflict

Book - 2011
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This Osprey Command book looks closely at the early life, military experiences and key battlefield exploits of Al-Malik al-Nasir Yusuf Ibn Najm al-Din Ayyub Ibn Shahdi Abu'l-Muzaffar Salah al-Din - or Saladin as he is more commonly known outside the Islamic world - who is broadly regarded as the greatest hero of the Crusades, even in Europe. Most chroniclers present him as a man of outstanding virtue, courage and political skill.

More recently, however, efforts have been made to portray Saladin as an ambitious, ruthless and even devious politician, and as a less brilliant commander than it normally thought. This book sets out to reveal that the truth is, as usual, somewhere in between.

Publisher: Oxford ; Long Island City, NY : Osprey Publishing, 2011
ISBN: 9781849083171
1849083177
Branch Call Number: 956.014 N645s 2011
Characteristics: 64 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm

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