An account of the Crusades from the Syrian perspective as detailed by the priest Isaac Armala. A non-Western account of the epic battle perfect for students of history.
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Father Isaac Armala begins his retelling of the Crusades from the perspective of the Middle East, beginning with the state of the region before the start of the epic battles. Primarily citing three of the most notable Syrian historians who wrote in the 1200s, Armala strategically recounts the military, political, and religious details as recollected by these authors. The author follows the entrance of the Crusaders, primarily the Franks, into the Middle East until their exit. Thus is revealed a new non-Western history of the Crusades, and an addition to Middle Eastern accounts on the subject. It is an excellent source for those interested in the study of the Crusades.