Ibn al-Athir was a Muslim historian in the th century AH/th century AD and renowned for his masterpiece entitled al-Kamil fi al-tarikh. The content. 1 Oct Ibn al-Athir was a Muslim historian in the th century AH/th century AD and renowned for his masterpiece entitled al-Kamil fi al-tarikh. Al-Kamil fi al-Tarikh (The Complete History, Ibn al-Athir’s book of history) is a His chief work was a history of the world, al-Kamil fi at-tarikh (The Complete.

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Ibn al-Athir attributes the political intrigue behind the immediate origins of the Crusade to three sources: For example “then the year one and ninety and four hundred began” i. A large portion of the history deals with the era of the Crusades ; this al-kamil fi al-tarikh has been translated by D.

al-kamil fi al-tarikh These subsections may include the deaths, births, and dynastic succession of major states like the Seljuk Turks. Articles needing additional references from December All articles needing additional references Articles containing Arabic-language text All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from May CS1 errors: Richards in three volumes, dealing with the arrival of the crusaders up to the time of Imad ad-Din ZengiNur ad-Dinand Saladin.

The second source of political intrigue that ibn al-Athir claimed to have shaped the beginnings of the Al-kamil fi al-tarikh Crusade was the Shiite Fatimid Dynasty in Egypt.

Ibn al-Athir characterizes the advent of the Crusades as an issue of political intrigue and its historical importance in terms of Frankish conquest, as merely one event within al-kamil fi al-tarikh continuous pattern.

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Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. In terms of the beginning of the First Crusade, ibn al-Athir describes the siege of Antioch in July as the starting point. According to al-kamil fi al-tarikh, Roger I manipulated the invasion of Syria and march onto Jerusalem by the crusading armies under Baldwin—a compounding of various “Baldwins” of Flanders and Jerusalem. While ibn al-Athir claims that it al-kamil fi al-tarikh merely “another story,” he suggests fairly clearly that the Fatimids had a role in instigating the Al-kamil fi al-tarikh to invade Syria because they were threatened by the expansion of Seljuk power and wanted to use the Franks to protect Fatimid Egypt from a Seljuk invasion.


Each year has several sections committed to major events, which are not necessarily in chronological order. The Complete History has several volumes. Internet Medieval Source Book.

On The Tatars, CE”. Within his description, ibn al-Athir discusses how the ruler of Antioch, Yaghi Siyanexpelled the Christians inhabitants of Antioch di fear of internal insurrection.

Retrieved from ” https: Ibn al-Athir describes how the Byzantine Emperor ak-kamil coerced the Al-kajil to agree to conquer Antioch for him in exchange for permission to pass through Byzantine lands to the Levant. In fact, ibn al-kamil fi al-tarikh portrayal of the advent of the Crusades is especially informative of the Muslim perspective of the beginning of the Crusades. Ibn al-Athir was a contemporary and member of the retinue of Salah ad-Dinthe Kurdish Muslim general al-kamil fi al-tarikh captured Jerusalem from the Crusaders al-tairkh Massively reduced European holdings in the Levant, leaving the Principality of Antioch and County of Ti much reduced and only a few cities on the coast to the Kingdom of Jerusalem.

Subsections also include major political events, the appearance of groups such as the Franks or the Tatars Mongols[2] and major battles like the Siege of Jerusalem He attributes the origin towhen the Franks first invaded Islamic al-kamil fi al-tarikh in Andalusiaand connects the Crusades with the Crusaders conquered Sicily in Each volume is divided in chronological order into years.


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One event that al-kamil fi al-tarikh al-Athir describes during this failed siege was the finding of the Holy Lance by Peter Bartholomewbut framed in the context al-tarikkh Peter Bartholomew having buried a lance in a certain spot prior to such “discovery.

This page was last edited on 27 Augustat Further on, ibn al-Athir describes the failed Muslim siege of Antioch that ended in defeat.

Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Al-kamil fi al-tarikh also translated a large portion of the text dealing with the history of the Seljuk Turks. Sunni literature Crusade literature s books.

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Roger Ithe Fatimidsand the Byzantine Emperor. This article needs additional citations for verification. By using this site, you agree to al-kamil fi al-tarikh Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Retrieved al-kamil fi al-tarikh May Arabic Wikisource has original text related to this article: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. A third source of political intrigue to which ibn al-Athir attributes influence over the development of the origins of the Crusade is the Byzantine Emperor.