Saladin and the Fall of Jerusalem

Saladin and the Fall of Jerusalem

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Saladin and the Fall of Jerusalem

Richard the Lionheart, the Crusades and the Battle for the Holy Land




Author:David Nicolle
Language:English
Format:Softcover
Dimensions:6.5" x 9.5"
Pages:288
Photos:Fully Illustrated
Publisher:Frontline Books
ISBN:9781848328747
Item No. 9781848328747



Saladin is a legendary figure in the history of the Middle East. His rise to prominence in the tumultuous arena of twelfth-century Middle Eastern politics was rapid and he quickly established himself as an intrepid statesman as well as a formidable military commander of great skill, but equally a man of honor. This detailed biography of Saladin, and history of his life and times, was written by the eminent historian Stanley Lane-Poole, who was able to access the rich and colorful chronicles of Arab historians, which provide us with a brilliant insight into the life and deeds of this warrior-monarch.Based on a lifetime of study, Saladin and the Fall of Jersusalem examines Saladin’s youth, his military development, his conquest of Egypt and Syria, the Holy War against the crusaders and, crucially, his duel with Richard the Lionheart, including the struggle over Acre and, of course, the fall of Jerusalem.‘Stanley Lane-Poole has rendered valuable service in his different works by presenting various phases of Oriental history and life in such a way as to interest even those to whom such subjects are ordinarily a sealed book’.The American Historical Review