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Siege of Acre, 1189-1191 : Saladin, Richard the Lionheart, and the Battle That Decided the Third Crusade

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The first comprehensive history of the most decisive military campaign of the Third Crusade and one of the longest wartime sieges of the Middle Ages

The two-year-long siege of Acre (1189–1191) was the most significant military engagement of the Third Crusade, attracting armies from across Europe, Syria, Mesopotamia, Egypt, and the Maghreb. Drawing on a balanced selection of Christian and Muslim sources, historian John D. Hosler has written the first book-length account of this hard-won victory for the Crusaders, when England’s Richard the Lionheart and King Philip Augustus of France joined forces to defeat the Egyptian Sultan Saladin. Hosler’s lively and engrossing narrative integrates military, political, and religious themes and developments, offers new perspectives on the generals, and provides a full analysis of the tactical, strategic, organizational, and technological aspects on both sides of the conflict. It is the epic story of a monumental confrontation that was the centerpiece of a Holy War in which many thousands fought and died in the name of Christ or Allah.
Number of Pages: 253 p. ;
Genre: History
Sub-Genre: Middle East, Europe, Military
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Yale Univ Pr
Book theme: Israel & Palestine, Medieval, Strategy
Author: John D. Hosler
Language: English
Street Date: June 26, 2018
TCIN: 53389970
UPC: 9780300215502
Item Number (DPCI): 248-64-1800
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