How to Defeat the Saracens

Dumbarton Oaks has published How to Defeat the Saracens by William of Adam in a new translation and critical edition (2012) by Giles Constable, Professor Emeritus in the School of Historical Studies. How to Defeat the Saracens presents a five-pronged plan for retaking the Holy Land and was written around 1317 by a Dominican who traveled extensively in the eastern Mediterranean, Persia, and parts of India. The new edition provides a guide through the work’s political, geographical, economic, military, and historical context.