The Crusades: The Flame of Islam by Harold Lamb

By Harold Lamb

The Crusades: The Flame of Islam, 1931, via Harold Lamb. ancient accounting of Saladin and his invasion to take again the Holy Land from the Crusaders. beautiful leather-like hardcover with gilt layout and lettering, 473 pages, released by means of overseas Collector's Library.

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Having established a perpetual reign of terror and profited much from it, he died and another grand master headed the order. And at this time, paradise was built. Tales of it filled all nearer Asia, and generations passed before the outer world knew the secret of it. Alamut—the Eagle’s Nest—was the headquarters of the order. Here, on the summit of an unclimbable mountain, a walled garden had been built a garden filled with exotic trees, with marble fountains that tossed wine spray into the sunlight, with silk-carpeted pavilions and tiled kiosks.

If they rode donkeys they had to sit face to tail. For this was the true city of the Thousand and One Nights, sleepless, indolent, and very wise. Arab shaikhs in dark robes strode among crimson-clad negroes; Circassian slaves, veiled from forehead to toe, rode past in a cluster of black eunuchs with their long staves. Fair and indifferent Greek girls stood in the slave market under the insolent eyes of Turkish officers. Mamluks in jeweled khalats built themselves palaces of half-dried bricks in a month, and feasted on the carpets of slain enemies.

And at this time, paradise was built. Tales of it filled all nearer Asia, and generations passed before the outer world knew the secret of it. Alamut—the Eagle’s Nest—was the headquarters of the order. Here, on the summit of an unclimbable mountain, a walled garden had been built a garden filled with exotic trees, with marble fountains that tossed wine spray into the sunlight, with silk-carpeted pavilions and tiled kiosks. The melody of invisible musicians hung upon the air, and all men who entered were wrapped in the dreams of opium, or yielded the bodies of beautiful girls.

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