Popular Muslim Reactions to the Franks in the Levant, 1097–1291

Mallett, Alex
Date published: 
February 2014

The issue of Muslim reactions to the Franks has been an important part of studies of both the Crusades and Islamic history for a number of decades. This book examines the reactions of the Muslims of the Levant to the arrival and presence of the Franks in the crusading period, 1097-1291. It focusses on those outside the politico-military and religious elites arguing that it was they, as much as the more famous Muslim rulers, who were initiators of resistance to the Franks.