The renowned contemporary Arab historian of Islam, Dr. Ali M. Sallabi has written a fascinating biography of a man who looms larger than life throughout history, yet who remains largely unknown to people outside the Arab world. Dr. Sallabi's meticulous research has effectively filled that gap in our knowledge. His work is more than just biography, as the reader will see.
Volume three of the book discusses the influencing factors and the ramnifications of three crucial events in which Salah ad-Deen played the leading role. Dr. Sallabi also describes the many other interesting personalities that played important parts in this turbulent period in world history. In the words of Dr. Sallabi, "The beatuy of Islam became apparent to westerners from the conduct of Salah ad-Deen in peace and in war, his respect for freedom of opinion and belief, and his adherance to lofty, humane values and the sublime teaching of Islam."
This three-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 the dynasties of the period, and a comprehensive Glossary.
Volume One: Crusades prior to the rise of the Ayubbid state.
Volume Two: The establishment of the Ayubbid state.
Volume Three: The battle of Hattin, the conquest of Jerusalem and the Third Crusade.