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Hattin (Hardcover) (John France)

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On July 4, 1187 the legendary Muslim leader Saladin destroyed the Crusader army of the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem with a terrible slaughter at the battle of Hattin - and subsequently restored the Holy City of Jerusalem to Islamic rule.The carnage at Hattin was the culmination of almost a century of religious wars between Christians and Muslims in the Holy Land. It had enormous consequences for the whole medieval world because it produced an intensification of holy war between Islam and Europe for over another century and, in retrospect, marked the beginning of the end for the Crusader presence in the Middle East.In the 20th century, memory of the battle was revived as a symbol of Arab hope for liberation from Crusader Imperialism and in the 21st, it has become a rallying cry for radical Muslim fundamentalists in their struggle for the soul of Islam.In this new volume in the Great Battles series, John France analyzes the origins and course of this pivotal battle, illuminating the roots of the bitter hatred that underlay it and explains its significance in world history - from medieval times to the present.
Number of Pages: 218
Genre: History
Sub-Genre: Military / General, Middle East / Israel, Medieval
Series Title: Great Battles
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr
Author: John France
Language: English
Street Date: December 29, 2015
TCIN: 50176372
UPC: 9780199646951
Item Number (DPCI): 248-03-5574
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