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Usama ibn Munqidh

Paul M. Cobb

Usama ibn Munqidh

warrior-poet of the age of Crusades

by Paul M. Cobb

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Published by Oneworld in Oxford .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Usāmah ibn Munqidh, -- 1095-1188.,
  • Poets, Arab -- Syria -- Biography.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementPaul M. Cobb.
    GenreBiography.
    SeriesMakers of the Muslim world
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxii,136 p. :
    Number of Pages136
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22728295M
    ISBN 101851684034

    Often at the front line of some of the most dramatic moments in Islamic history, including the invasion of the Turks into the Middle East, the collapse of Shi'ite political power, and, above all, the coming of the Crusades, Usama ibn Munqidh () was a Syrian poet and ed on: Febru Islam and the Crusadescontains the autobiographical works of Usama ibn Munqidh, a twelfth-century Arab of detail, wit and melancholy, Usama's narrative anecdotes illustrate the inscrutability of God's will in life, as well as providing a memorable record of Islam's long encounter with the Crusaders, known to Usama only as the Franks/5(2).

    "This book contains the autobiographical works of Usama ibn Munqidh, a twelfth-century Arab aristocrat. Full of detail, wit and melancholy, Usama's narrative anecdotes illustrate the inscrutability of God's will in life, as well as providing a memorable record of Islam's long encounter with the Crusaders, known to Usama only as the Franks. This 5/5(1). USĀMA IBN MUNQIDH ( A.D.) Abū Muzaffar Usāma ibn Munqidh al-Kinānī, a Syrian-Arab emir and an ardent supporter of the Fatimite dynasty of Egypt, was invited to become the adviser of the vizier Sāliḥ b. Ruzzīk, under the reign of al-Ḥāfiẓ ( A.D.).

    Majd ad-Dīn Usāma ibn Murshid ibn ʿAlī ibn Munqidh al-Kināni al-Kalbi [1] (also Usamah, Ousama, etc.; Arabic: أسامة بن منقذ ‎) (July 4, – Novem [2]) was a medieval Muslim poet, author, faris (professional warrior), and diplomat from the Banu Munqidh dynasty of Shaizar in northern life coincided with the rise of several medieval Muslim dynasties. Usmah Ibn Munqidh (): Autobiography, excerpts on the Franks Usamah (), was a Muslim warrior and courtier, who fought against the Crusaders with Saladin.


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Usama ibn Munqidh () was born in northern the last decades of his life he concentrated on writing, collecting his scattered poems into a much-praised Diwan, but specialising in topical anthologies of poetry and prose like The Book of the Staff or Kernels of Refinement.

Usama's last patron was the mighty sultan Saladin, to whom he intended his most Cited by: Usama ibn Munqidh was a Muslim faris or cavalier from Northern Syria who experienced and wrote a great deal during the Crusades. His most famous work, The Book of Contemplation, survives as a rare look into the Holy Land during the Crusades from a Muslim Munqidh was born on 4 July at his familys castle at Shayzar.

His family, the Banu 4/5. Review: The Book of Contemplation: Islam and the Crusades by Usama ibn Usama ibn Munqidh book works of Usama ibn Munqidh book 11th century Syrian sound like reportage in. Usama ibn Munqidh was born on 4 July, in northern Syria.

In the last decades of his life he concentrated on writing, collecting his scattered poems into a much-praised Diwan, but specialising in topical anthologies of poetry and prose like The Book of the Staff or Kernels of 's last patron was the mighty sultan Saladin, to whom he intended his most 5/5(1).

Usama ibn Munqidh, The Book of Contemplation: Islam and the Crusades (Harmondsworth: Penguin Classics, ). The Crusades as seen through the eyes of Muslims A SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION to the understanding of the medieval holy wars between Christians and Muslims, this volume brings together the best and most complete eyewitness account of the.

Focusing on twelfth-century Arab aristocrat Usama ibn Munqidh’s Book of Contemplation but also including extracts from The Book of the Staff and Kernels of Refinement, this volume offers a strikingly human portrayal of Islamic perspectives on day-to-day existence, warfare, and the curious European invaders.

In this article, I will be focusing on Usama ibn Munqidh’s memoir kitab al-Itibar (The Book of Contemplation) and his depiction of warfare in it based on his experiences.

Who was Usama ibn Munqidh. Usama ibn Munqidh was a 12th century Syrian noble (bd). Usama ibn Munqidh was born on 4 July, in northern Syria.

In the last decades of his life he concentrated on writing, collecting his scattered poems into a much-praised Diwan, but specialising in topical anthologies of poetry and prose like 5/5(1). Usama ibn Munqidh () was born in northern the last decades of his life he concentrated on writing, collecting his scattered poems into a much-praised Diwan, but specialising in topical anthologies of poetry and prose like The Book of the Staff or Kernels of Refinement.

Usama's last patron was the mighty sultan Saladin, to whom he intended his most Brand: Penguin UK. Usama. Cobb, Paul M., Usama ibn Munqidh: Warrior-Poet of the Age of Crusades (Oxford: Oneworld, ). A short, up-to-date and accessible biography of Usama. —, ‘Usama ibn Munqidh’s Book of the Staff (Kitab al-’Asa): Autobiographical and Historical Excerpts’, Al-Masaq: Islam and the Medieval Mediterranean 17 (), pp.

– Usama ibn Munqidh BirthdayThursday, J BirthplaceShaizar DiedThursday, Novem Occupation Poet, courtier, soldier Usamah Ibn Munqidh Born June 4,in Shayzar, northern Syria; died in Damascus. Arab writer and military leader who fought against the Crusaders. Usamah ibn Munqidh traveled in Syria, Egypt, Palestine, and Occupation: Poet, Courtier, Soldier.

Usama ibn Munqidh was born on 4 July, in northern Syria. In the last decades of his life he concentrated on writing, collecting his scattered poems into a much-praised Diwan, but specialising in topical anthologies of poetry and prose like The Book of the Staff or Kernels of Refinement.4/5().

Usama ibn Munqidh book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Usama Ibn Munqidh () was a Syrian poet and warrior whose /5. The Book of Contemplation: Islam and the Crusades Issue 66 March 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. An Arab-Syrian Gentleman And Warrior in The Period of The Crusades: Memoirs of Usama Ibn-Munqidh - Philip K. Hitti. Usama ibn Munqidh was born on 4 July, in northern Syria.

In the last decades of his life he concentrated on writing, collecting his scattered poems into a much-praised Diwan, but specialising in topical anthologies of poetry and prose like The Book of the Staff or Kernels of 's last patron was the mighty sultan Saladin, to whom he intended his most.

The major legal treatises of the Kingdom of Jerusalem all date from the thirteenth century, after the kingdom had largely been reconquered by its Muslim neighbours.

There are no comparable sources for the first period of the kingdom in the twelfth. Usama ibn Munqidh () was born in northern Syria. In the last decades of his life he concentrated on writing, collecting his scattered poems into a much-praised Diwan, but specialising in topical anthologies of poetry and prose like /5().

Usama ibn Murshid ibn ‘Ali, who was known to most of his contemporaries as Usama ibn Munqidh, was originally of Bedouin origin, of the clan of Munqidh. He was born at their stronghold of Shayzar on the 27th Jumada II /4th July ,[xv] and lived there until about /, when he joined the entourage of ‘Imad al-Din Zangi I.

Other articles where Usāmah ibn Munqidh is discussed: Islamic arts: Decentralization of Islamic literatures: a lively Arabic autobiography by Usāmah ibn Munqidh (died ), which sheds much light upon the life and cultural background of a Syrian knight during the Crusades.

A number of mystics, too, had written their spiritual autobiographies in a variety of languages, with. Usama ibn Munqidh “The Book of Contemplation (كتابالاعتار, literally a Book of learning by example) is an autobiographical book written by Usama ibn Munqidh, an Arab Syrian scholar and soldier of the 12th century, a son of the Munqidh, a noble Bedouin family that controlled the fortress in Shaizar in northern Syria.

The Book of Contemplation: Islam and the Crusades. Translated, with introduction and notes, by PAUL M. COBB. Penguin Classics. London: PENGUIN, Pp. xlviii +map, family tree. $16 (paper). A favorite of scholars and students alike, Usama ibn Munqidh () is probably the best-known Muslim source for the Crusading period.Focusing on twelfth-century Arab aristocrat Usama ibn Munqidh’s Book of Contemplation but also including extracts from The Book of the Staff and Kernels of Refinement, this volume offers a strikingly human portrayal of I slamic perspectives on day-to-day existence, warfare, and the curious European invaders.