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The Damascus Chronicle of the Crusades: Extracted and Translated from the Chronicle of Ibn Al-Qalanisi

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Remarkable contemporary account of early Crusades by one of Damascus' leading citizens covers events of 1097-1159. Based on both written and oral reports, colorful narrative relates every particular of life during wartime. ...more
ebook, 384 pages
Published December 6th 2012 by Dover Publications (first published 1100)
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Makes me grateful for those who do the research with original sources. However, being in direct contact was a Muslim voice of the time was very enlightening.
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Sir Hamilton Alexander Rosskeen Gibb, also commonly referred to as "H. A. R. Gibb", was a Scottish Orientalist .

Born in Alexandria, Egypt, Gibb went to Scotland (the home of his ancestors) for education at the age of five after the death of his father. He attended the Royal High School, Edinburgh. Studies at the University of Edinburgh were interrupted by World War I, during which he served in Fra
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