The Third Crusade: Richard the Lionheart, Saladin and the struggle for Jerusalem

The Third Crusade: Richard the Lionheart, Saladin and the struggle for Jerusalem

by David Nicolle, Christa Hook
     
 

The clash between King Richard I 'The Lionheart' of England and Saladin has become legendary. Throughout the ages, military enthusiasts have been fascinated by the strategy of the resolute, heavily armed Anglo-Saxon army versus their more lightly armed opponents. Richard's inability to recapture Jerusalem was disappointing, but it proved to the crusaders that

Overview


The clash between King Richard I 'The Lionheart' of England and Saladin has become legendary. Throughout the ages, military enthusiasts have been fascinated by the strategy of the resolute, heavily armed Anglo-Saxon army versus their more lightly armed opponents. Richard's inability to recapture Jerusalem was disappointing, but it proved to the crusaders that Saladin was not invincible. This book describes the struggle of the Crusades (1095-1291) that has evolved into a mythic campaign for the Holy City of Jerusalem, providing an in-depth look at the battle, the personalities involved and the tactics employed by each army.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781841768687
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
12/10/2005
Series:
Campaign Series
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
655,626
Product dimensions:
7.27(w) x 9.76(h) x 0.30(d)

Meet the Author


David Nicolle worked in 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, including Campaign 132: 'The First Crusade 1096–99' and Essential Histories 1: 'The Crusades'. He lives in Leicestershire, UK.

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