Salah ad-Deen Al-Ayubi (2 Volume Set) Hardback
Volume One: Crusades Prior to the Rise of the Ayubid State.
Volume Two: The Establishment of the Ayubid State.
As a soldier, a ruler, and a human being, Sultan Salah Ad-Deen Al-Ayubi was a person of phenomenal attributes known for liberating the holy city of Jerusalem from the Crusaders.
The hero of hundreds of battles was the person who for 20 years braved the storm of the Crusaders and ultimately pushed them back. The world has hardly witnessed a more chivalrous and humane conqueror. His unmatchable battle tactics and gallantry as a soldier, heroic statesmanship, and his strength of character won him the respect of even his foes.
The renowned contemporary Arab historian of Islam, Dr Ali Muhammad As-Sallaabee has written a fascinating biography of a man who looms larger than life throughout history, yet who remains largely unknown to people outside of the Arab world.
Dr As-Sallaabee's meticulous research has effectively filled that gap in our knowledge. His work is more than just a biography, as the readers will see.
This two volume work has been made more useful to the reader in this English edition through the addition of a map, a timeline, a list of dynasties of the period and a comprehensive glossary.