Historical Motifs in the Writing of Muslim Authors of the Crusading Era

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Arab Muslim historiography of the crusading era evokes the memory of earlier generations who struggled for the glory of Islam, reproducing the myths of the campaigns of the Prophet, the great conquests, and the martyrs of the Byzantine-Umayyad and early ʿAbbasid frontier. By highlighting continuity with the Islamic golden age, chroniclers served as propagandists for the counter-crusade and its leaders, contributed to the consolidation of the collective identity of the Muslims of Syria, and partook in a discourse of piety, typical of their age.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Crusader World
EditorsAdrian J. Boas
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRoutledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781317408314, 9781315684154
ISBN (Print)9780415824941
StatePublished - 14 Oct 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences
  • General Arts and Humanities


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