Saladin is a legendary figure in the history of the Middle East. Saladin's rise to fame in the tumultuous arena of twelfth-century Middle Eastern politics was rapid, and he quickly established himself as a military commander of genius, a man of honor, and an intrepid statesman. This classic detailed biography of Saladin and history of his life and times was written by the eminent historian Stanley Lane-Poole. The author, able to access the rich and colorful chronicles of Arab and Moslem historians, provides us with a brilliant insight into the life and deeds of this warrior-monarch. Based on a lifetime of study.