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dc.contributor.advisorKadhim, Abbas
dc.contributor.authorChamberlin, John M.
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:38:57Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:38:57Z
dc.date.issued2007-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/3641
dc.description.abstractThis study tracks changing conceptions of the Crusades among Arab authors, from medieval through modern sources, examining how current emotionally charged interpretations of the Crusades came into the literature and how they came to resonate. This study shows that in medieval Arabic sources, the campaigns and settlement of the Christian Franks is not seen as a discrete event, and despite modern interpretations of a two-hundred year struggle between two sides, that the Franks are seen as just one more facet in the political scene of the era, often of less concern than "internal" enemies. The study then tracks the introduction of the concept of the Crusades as a discrete event into Arab historical writing in the mid-nineteenth century via Christian Arabs working from Western sources and its gradual inclusion in Muslim Arab historical thought. Finally, this study examines modern Arabic interpretations of the Crusades, colored by current experiences and nationalist and/or Muslim fundamentalist thought.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/imaginingdefeatn109453641
dc.format.extentx, 69 p. ;en_US
dc.publisherMonterey California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.subject.lcshIslamic fundamentalismen_US
dc.subject.lcshArab nationalismen_US
dc.titleImagining defeat an Arabic historiography of the crusadesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderMoran, Daniel
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.description.serviceUS Air Force (USAF) author.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc123960800
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.A.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineNational Security Affairsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
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dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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