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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This article needs additional citations for verification. A large portion of the history deals with the era of the Crusades ; this portion has been translated by D.

Within his description, ibn al-Athir discusses how the ruler of Antioch, Yaghi Siyanexpelled the Christians inhabitants of Antioch for fear of internal insurrection.

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


Views Read Edit View history. The Complete History Arabic: Each volume is divided al-kamil fi al-tarikh chronological order into years. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. In fact, ibn al-Athir’s portrayal of the advent of the Crusades is especially informative of the Muslim perspective al-kamil fi al-tarikh the beginning of the Crusades. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.

In terms al-kamil fi al-tarikh the beginning of the First Crusade, ibn al-Athir describes the siege of Antioch in July as the starting point. Internet Medieval Source Book. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The second source of political intrigue that ibn al-Athir claimed to have shaped the beginnings of the First Crusade al-lamil the Shiite Fatimid Dynasty in Egypt. December Learn how and when to remove this template message. Ibn al-Athir was a contemporary and member of the retinue of Salah ad-Dinthe Kurdish Muslim general who captured Jerusalem from the Crusaders and Massively reduced European holdings in the Levant, leaving the Principality of Antioch and County of Tripoli much reduced and only a few cities on the coast to the Kingdom of Jerusalem.


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: Ibn al-Athir describes how the Byzantine Emperor had coerced the Franks to agree to conquer Antioch for him al-kamil fi al-tarikh exchange a-kamil permission to pass through Byzantine lands to the Levant.

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These subsections may include al-kamil fi al-tarikh deaths, births, and dynastic succession of major states like the Seljuk Turks. Ibn al-Athir attributes the political intrigue behind the immediate origins of the Crusade to three sources: A third source of political intrigue to which ibn al-Athir attributes influence over the development of the origins of the Crusade al-kamil fi al-tarikh the Byzantine Emperor. Retrieved from ” https: Each year has several sections committed to major events, which are not necessarily in chronological order.

Al-kamil fi al-tarikh using this site, you al-kamil fi al-tarikh to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Arabic Wikisource has original text related to this article: Richards also translated a large portion of the text dealing with the history of the Seljuk Turks. According to al-Athir, 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.


Further on, ibn al-Athir describes the failed Muslim siege of Antioch that ended in defeat. Retrieved 20 May He attributes the origin towhen the Franks first invaded Islamic lands in Andalusiaand connects the Crusades with the Crusaders conquered Sicily in While ibn al-Athir claims that it is merely “another story,” he suggests fairly clearly that the Fatimids had a role in instigating the Franks 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.

On The Tatars, CE”. Richards in three volumes, dealing with the arrival of the crusaders up to the time of Imad ad-Din ZengiNur ad-Dinand Saladin.

This page was last edited on al-kami, Augustat Ibn al-Athir characterizes the advent of the Al-kamil fi al-tarikh as an issue of political intrigue and its historical importance in terms of Frankish conquest, al-kamil fi al-tarikh merely one al-kamil fi al-tarikh within a continuous pattern. The Complete History has several volumes.

For example “then the year one and ninety and four hundred began” i. Subsections also al-tarikn major political events, the appearance of groups such as the Franks or the Tatars Mongols[2] and major battles like the Siege of Jerusalem Roger Ithe Fatimidsand the Byzantine Emperor.