Book review — Middle eastern history

A 15th-century manuscript depicting Saladin as King of Egypt

A new version of Saladin — as silver-tongued diplomat

20 April 2019 9:00 am

Saladin is often portrayed as either an evil man of blood or a noble jihadist. In fact his greatest gift was not for war but diplomacy, says Jason Burke

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The scramble for the Middle East: Britain and America fall out

8 September 2018 9:00 am

One of the many pleasures offered by Lords of the Desert, which narrates the rivalry between Britain and the United…