Saladin | Critical Essay by The Quarterly Review

This literature criticism consists of approximately 30 pages of analysis & critique of Saladin.
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Critical Essay by Malcolm Cameron Lyons and D. E. P. Jackson

SOURCE: “Conclusion” in Saladin: Politics of the Holy War, Cambridge University Press, 1982, pp. 365–85, 432–37.

In the following essay, Lyons and Jackson offer a brief assessment of Saladin's reputation, commenting that Saladin's Muslim contemporaries alternately viewed him as a hero of Islam or as a manipulator who used Islam to achieve personal power. Lyons and Jackson provide evidence of Saladin's strengths and weaknesses.

To his admirers, Saladin on his death-bed at Damascus can be seen as the hero of Islam, the destroyer of the Latin Kingdom and the restorer of the shrines in Jerusalem. Eulogy, however, must accommodate itself to the fact that such a view was not accepted by numbers of his Muslim contemporaries. He can be pictured by his detractors as manipulating...

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