The Book of Contemplation: Islam and the Crusades.
Letters from a Stoic Seneca. John France and W. During and immediately after his life he was most famous as a poet and adib a "man of letters". Usama lived in semi-retirement, and often met with Saladin to discuss literature and warfare.
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His life coincided with the rise of several medieval Muslim dynasties, the arrival of the First Crusade , and the establishment of the crusader states. He was the nephew and potential successor of the emir of Shaizar, but was exiled in and spent the rest of his life serving other leaders. He was a courtier to the Burids , Zengids , and Ayyubids in Damascus , serving the Zengi , Nur ad-Din , and Saladin over a period of almost fifty years. He often meddled in the politics of the courts in which he served, and he was exiled from both Damascus and Cairo. During and immediately after his life, he was most famous as a poet and adib a "man of letters".