Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Unknown Birthday: Saladin

Saladin, ruler
1137 or 1138-1193

Saladin: Noble Prince of Islam by Diane Stanley (HarperCollins, 2002)

Even Saladin's enemies had kind things to say about him! This is a bio-history of the life and times of the "Muslim saint-king" with stunning illustrations.

The Egypt State Information Service site on Egypt is filled with facts on this country including a brief history of the Islamic Era when Saladin ruled.