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Hattin 1187 - Saladin's Greatest Victory

Hattin 1187 - Saladin's Greatest Victory
by Osprey
Author: David Nicolle
Publish Date: 1993
Pages: 96
Dimensions: 7.5x9.75x.375"
Restockable: No
Type: Softcover

Description

In 1187, Christian Europe was shaken by events in the Middle East. This volume tells the story of those momentous months - the campaign leading to the Muslim capture of Jerusalem after the disastrous Crusader defeat at Hattin where, in a two day running battle on the waterless plateau between Saffuriya and Tiberias, beneath a burning sun, Saladin's troops destroyed the Christian army. The disaster at Hattin resulted in the collapse of the kingdom of Jerusalem and sparked off the Third Crusade under Richard I 'Coeur de Lion'. This book examines Hattin in detail and looks at the consequences of the battle.

Contents:

Origins of the Campaign
The Opposing Leaders
The Opposing Armies
Opposing Plans
The Campaign
The Conquest of the Kingdom
Aftermath and Reckoning
The Battlefields Today
Chronology
A Guide to Further Reading
Wargaming Hattin