The Book of Contemplation: Islam and the Crusades by Usama ibn Munqidh, trans. Paul M. Cobb

Review by Tam Hussein When the aged warrior poet, Usama ibn Munqidh of Shaizar in Syria, reflected on his life, he must have thought it an eventful one. He had participated in his share of fighting, intrigue and hunting. At 93, he was the most celebrated poet of his age. The… Read more“The Book of Contemplation: Islam and the Crusades by Usama ibn Munqidh, trans. Paul M. Cobb”