Makers of the Muslim World: Usama ibn Munqidh: Warrior-Poet of the Age of Crusades
By: Cobb, Paul M.Share
Often at the front line of some of the most dramatic moments in Islamic history, including the invasion of the Turks into the Middle East, the collapse of Shi'ite political power, and, above all, the coming of the Crusades, Usama ibn Munqidh (1095-1188) was a Syrian poet and warrior. Stressing Usama's literary achievements as much as his political adventures, Cobb's biography examines the complete literary legacy of this famous 'Arab-Syrian Gentleman', and offers a unique window into his life, times, and world of thought.
THIS SERIES is devoted to the men and women throughout history who have made a significant contribution to the political, intellectual and religious landscape of the Muslim world. Each title combines first-rate scholarship with a strong emphasis on readability, and will serve as a perfect introduction for lay readers and academics alike.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR Paul Cobb is Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies at the University of Notre Dame.