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How to Defeat the Saracens Books

  • Autor: William of Adam
  • Editor: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library
  • Relaese Date: 03 August 2012
  • ISBN: 0884023761
  • Format Book: PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
  • Number of page: 150 pages
  • File Size: 54MB
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Description How to Defeat the Saracens de William of Adam:

The fall of the crusader-controlled city of Acre to the Muslims in 1291 inspired many schemes for crusades to recover Jerusalem and its environs. One of these proposals is "How to Defeat the Saracens", written around 1317 by William of Adam, a Dominican who traveled extensively in the eastern Mediterranean, Persia, and parts of India. The treatise, poorly known even among specialists, presents a five-pronged plan for retaking the Holy Land. In particular, it focuses on cutting off economic and military support for Egypt. William's personal experience in the lands he describes comes through, for example, when he recollects his encounters in Persia with a captive Greek woman whose child he baptized, and in India with a lapsed Christian who said that God had abandoned him. In this volume Giles Constable provides a critical edition of the Latin text and a facing English translation. Extensive notes, produced in collaboration with other experts, guide the reader through the political, geographical, economic, military, and historical context of this fascinating work. Giles Constable is Medieval History Professor Emeritus in the School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton. Ranabir Chakravarti is Professor of Ancient History at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Olivia Remie Constable is Professor in the Department of History and Director of the Medieval Institute at the University of Notre Dame. Tia Kolbaba is Associate Professor in the Department of Religion at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Janet M. Martin is Associate Professor Emerita in the Department of Classics at Princeton University.

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