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Acre 1291: Bloody Sunset of the Crusader States

Acre 1291: Bloody Sunset of the Crusader States

by David Nicolle, Graham Turner
     
 

Osprey's study of the battle at Acre, one of the last campaigns of the Crusages (1095-1291). In April 1291, a Mamluk army laid siege to Acre, the last great Crusader fortress in the Holy Land. For six weeks, the siege dragged on until the Mamluks took the outer wall, which had been breached in several places. The Military Orders drove back the Mamluks temporarily,

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Osprey's study of the battle at Acre, one of the last campaigns of the Crusages (1095-1291). In April 1291, a Mamluk army laid siege to Acre, the last great Crusader fortress in the Holy Land. For six weeks, the siege dragged on until the Mamluks took the outer wall, which had been breached in several places. The Military Orders drove back the Mamluks temporarily, but three days later the inner wall was breached. King Henry escaped, but the bulk of the defenders and most of the citizens perished in the fighting or were sold into slavery. The surviving knights fell back to their fortress, resisting for ten days, until the Mamluks broke through. This book depicts the dramatic collapse of this great fortress, whose demise marked the end of the Crusades in the Holy Land.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781841768625
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
09/10/2005
Series:
Campaign Series, #154
Edition description:
Illustrate
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
946,807
Product dimensions:
7.25(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.25(d)

Meet the Author


David Nicolle worked for the BBC Arabic service for a number of years, before gaining an MA from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London, and a doctorate from Edinburgh University. He later taught world and Islamic art and architectural history at Yarmuk University, Jordan. He has written many books and articles on medieval and Islamic warfare and many titles for Osprey. He lives in Leicestershire, UK.

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