A Short History of the Saracens

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A Short History of the Saracens

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Of all the older nations that have carried their arms across vast continents, that have left ineffaceable marks of their achievements on the pages of history, and enriched the world of thought by their discoveries and speculations, the Saracens stand to us the closes in time. Modern Europe is still working with the legacy they left behind, with the intellectual wealth they stored for their successors. It is therefore, a matter of regret that in the west a knowledge of their history should be more or less confined to specialists; whilst in India, a country which was at one time peculiar subject to the influence of their civilisation, it should be almost unknown. Much of this no doubt is due to the absence of a proper work on the subject. In order to prove attractive and interesting, a history of the Saracens should contain not merely a description of their military successes, but also tell us something of their inner life and their social and economic development. This book contains just that and more. It also contains a concise account of the rise and decline of the Saracenic power and of the economic, social and intellectual development of the Arab nation. From the earliest times to the destruction of Baghdad, and the expulsion of the moors from Spain. Saracen was a term used by the ancient Romans to refer to people who inhabited the deserts near the Roman province of Syria and who were distinct from Arabs. The term was later applied to Arab peoples and by the time of European chroniclers during the time of the Crusades came to be synonymous for Muslim.

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Book Description Darf Publishers Ltd, United Kingdom, 1984. Hardback. Condition: New. Facsimile edition. Language: N/A. Brand New Book. Saracen was a name employed by medieval writers to describe the Muslims of Syria and Palestine, and the Arab rulers of North Africa generally - especially those conquerors of Spain and Sicily, and the invaders of France. Later the name was applied to all those peoples against whom the crusades were preached, and it is with these events that the term Saracen is most popularly connected. Saladin, proclaimed sultan in 1174, was the most prominent leader of this period and in many ways he can be said to typify the Saracenic qualities: courage, wisdom, magnanimity. However, the crusader period covered but a small part of Saracen history which, indeed, can be said to extend from pre-Islamic Arabia; Spain itself saw eight centuries of Saracen rule. In A Short History of the Saracens , Ameer Ali examines every aspect of these extraordinary people. Few writers, in the decades since this work was first published, in 1899, have presented a more complete account. For this reason, both historians and students of the period will welcome its republication. Seller Inventory # AA79781850770343

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