A System of Universal History, in Perspective; Accompanied by an Atlas, Exhibiting Chronology in a Picture of Nations, and Progressive Geography in

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1835 Excerpt: ... of the prophet. Siracouh was accompanied in his Egyptian expedition, by his Saladin nephew Saladin, who on the death of his uncle was promoted to the office of vizier. Saladin at length threw off his allegiance to the caliphs, made himself lord of Egypt, invaded and conquered Aleppo, Damascus, and ...
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1835 Excerpt: ... of the prophet. Siracouh was accompanied in his Egyptian expedition, by his Saladin nephew Saladin, who on the death of his uncle was promoted to the office of vizier. Saladin at length threw off his allegiance to the caliphs, made himself lord of Egypt, invaded and conquered Aleppo, Damascus, and Diarbekir; Arabia submitted to his arms; and the inhabitants of Tripoli and Tunis acknowledged his authority. Uniting the power of Egypt, 1186. Syria, and Arabia, Saladin proceeded to wrest the SaIadisnaicu.eS JerU' kingdom of Jerusalem from the Christians. This kingdom, now under Guy of Lusignan, was reduced to a state of extreme weakness. A battle fought at Tiberias, in which Saladin was victorious, broke the Christian power in Palestine; and at length Jerusalem, in the conquest and defence of which so much blood had been shed, was recovered by the Turks. The conduct of Saladin in the surrender of Jerusalem, was mild and magnanimous. He accepted a ransom for the richer prisoners, and permitted the poor to go free.--Saladin still extended his conquests, and with the exception of Tyre, made himself master of the whole of Palestine. Section II. THE THIRD CRUSADE. The news of the conquest of Jerusalem filled Europe with dismay; the pope sought at once to heal the dissensions of the Christian monarchs, and induce them again to take arms in defence of the cross. The enmity of France and England presenting an obstacle to the absence of either monarch from his kingdom, Richard I. of England, and Philip Augustus, agreed to lay aside their animosities, and em. bark in the holy war. Their entrance upon the enterprise was delayed by the war in which Richard had engaged against his father. On the accession of Richard to the crown, all impediments were removed, and the monar...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781150538063
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 186
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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