Book of Contemplation Essay

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Book of Contemplation Essay Usama Ibn Munqidh's Book of Contemplation, is a compilation of events from the life of the author. The book reads like a series of musings or "life's lessons" from the time period. You will find little in the way of plot line. It is not an easy book to read, but it is entertaining in many respects. After reading the book, write an essay addressing the Muslim perception of crusaders and crusader states. You will
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Unformatted text preview: have to search through the book to find information about crusaders (usually called Franks by the Muslims). How does the author treat crusaders? Does he treat fellow Muslims any differently in the book? How accurate do you think his treatment of the crusaders was? Usama Ibn Munqidhs Book of Contemplation is an interesting perspective into the often unsung Muslim side of the Crusade....
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