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People of the Book: Fighting the Holy War
At the heart of most of the world's great religions, there is a sacred text. This is usually a compilation of the words of the enlightened founder of the path or the interpretations of the life and teachings of this founder. Within this text is contained the...
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When I used to enter the Aqsa Mosque
#Usamah ibn Munqidh (1095–1188) was a medieval Muslim poet, warrior, and diplomat from northern Syria. He lived through the rise of several Muslim dynasties of the Middle Ages, the arrival of the First Crusade, and the establishment of the crusader states.
Trump's hateful rhetoric feeds into age-old west v Islam narrative
Usama Ibn Munqidh, a sophisticated author, soldier and diplomat based in Damascus and Cairo, in 1095 referred to Franks as like unintelligent animals who were “superior only in strength and aggression”. In the 18th century, an Ottoman scholar described ...
Northern Palmyra mourns its Syrian sister
One of St Petersburg's libraries holds an ancient manuscript written by Usamah ibn Munqidh (1095–1188), the great Arabian writer, knight and hunter. He was born in Shaizar, a small Syrian principality, and was a nephew of the local emir. Following his ...
"Medieval People" [Book Review]
The focus is on Europe, but some figures of the East (Saladin, Usama ibn Munqidh, Anna Komnene, and others) are included as well.
The Crusaders and Franks through the eyes of Osama Ibn Munkiz
Ibn Munkiz, who as a child received a good education and was known for his polite manners, was a part of the Bani Munkiz dynasty that was governing the city of Sheyzer who gre up to be a statesman, diplomat, warrior and poet. He had counselled with ...

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