Understanding the Crusades from an Islamic perspective

Twentieth-century depiction of a victorious Saladin with Guy de Lusignan after battle of Hattin in 1187.
Said Tahsine (1904-1985 Syria) –

Suleiman Mourad, Réseau français des instituts d’études avancées (RFIEA)

What if the Crusades’ history was told from an Arab perspective? In fact, in 2016 al-Jazeera TV did just that. It released a four-episode documentary on the Crusades, and the trailer introduced the subject in the following words: In the history of conflict between East and West. The mightiest battle between Christianity and Islam; a holy war in the name of religion. For the first time, the story of the Crusades from an Arab perspective.

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