A new entry into the Longman World Biography series, "Ahmad Al-Mansur" examines a leading statesman who guided a key country during a pivotal time in history. Al-Mansur was a man of contradictions whose policies combined a vision of the future with a longing for the past; by building one state, he destroyed another. Clear and concise, "Ahmad Al-Mansur "contextualizes a leading ruler and his state at a turning point in the history of Europe, North and West Africa, and the Middle East. Ahmad Al-Mansur, Islam, Middle Ages, Europe, Middle East, North Africa. Readers interested in Ahmad Al-Mansur and the history and development of the world surrounding the Mediterranean.Smith, Richard L. is the author of 'Ahmad Al-mansur ', published 2005 under ISBN 9780321250445 and ISBN 0321250443.