By Steven Runciman
Sir Steven Runciman's 3 quantity A historical past of the Crusades, one of many nice classics of English historic writing, is now being reissued. during this ultimate quantity, Runciman examines the revival of the Frankish nation on the time of the 3rd campaign until eventually its cave in a century later. The interwoven issues of the publication contain: Christiandom, the alternative of the classy Ayubites via the fewer sympathetic Mameluks as chief of the Moslem global, and the arriving of the Mongols. He contains a bankruptcy on structure and the humanities, and an epilogue at the final manifestations of the Crusading spirit.
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In the mountain valleys of this latter area there is reasonably good winter pasture, and here are the winter quarters of the Qashgha'i tribes; to an increasing extent some of these tribes also cultivate either seasonally, or more permanently, on the lower valley floors and sides. The Qashgha'i tend to move northward in summer to the edge of the Shlraz basin and surrounding hills. The lower areas farther to the south and west are known as Tangistan ; and it is significant that here the Zagros highlands rise immediately from the Persian Gulf: there is no intervening coastal plain.
As the last two were swifter, owing to more rapid descent from the highland, they tended to carry proportionally more sediment than the larger Euphrates and Tigris. Gradually then a delta was built out southward across the Persian Gulf, thus reducing the area to the north into a lake and then into a marsh; sediments from the Euphrates and Tigris filled up the intervening portion. This process, according to De Morgan, implies a south-eastward creep of the coastline forming the head of the Persian Gulf.
Bounded by giant ridges that occasionally reach 12,000 to 14,000 ft above sea-level, many of these mountain valleys remained extremely isolated until very recently, and were visited only by nomads and transhumants. A further cause of isolation was the difficulty of the lower parts, where, on leaving the high synclinal valleys, the rivers then began to cut denies and gorges. Of recent years, however, the situation has greatly changed, and human settlement is on a much larger scale than formerly.