This part deals with the first half of Muslim historians. These include the early leading figures such as Ibn Hisham and al Tabbari. It also covers the historians of the period of the Crusades, North Africa and Spain, as well as Egypt. It explains that for Muslim historians, truth was the central concern, and it shows the extents such historians went to in their search of trusted links to the sources of facts. The works of many such historians, and their diverse editions and translations, are also looked at in good detail.