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Saladin (Salah-ud-Din) - Video book
By:Shangrila Suhag, Spain
Date: Tuesday, 23 April 2019, 8:50 pm

Saladin (or Salah el-Din) is a fascinating historical character....but a lot of what has entered the public imagination about him, in both the Islamic world and the West, is exaggeration, or outright fabrication....so, why (and how) did he come to embody the idea of the hero in the Islamic world, and that of sublime nobility in the West, particularly when it's ascribed to "the other"....French historian Anne-Marie Eddé discusses these themes, among others, in her book "Saladin", which I review in this video: