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A historical novel of Saladin, the reconqueror of Jerusalem,
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This review is from: The Book of Saladin: A Novel (Hardcover)
Saladin, a Kurd by birth, led the Muslim reconquest of Jerusalem from the Crusaders.
Tariq Ali tells the story of the reconquest from the Muslim side. His narrator is Ibn Yakub, a Jews and friend of Ibn Maimum (Maimonides). Intertwined with the history is much court intrigue, including sexual intrigue reflecting divers appetites.
Interesting history and a good read.