Acre 1291

Acre 1291

Bloody sunset of the Crusader states

Campaign 154
  • Author: David Nicolle
  • Illustrator: Graham Turner
  • Short code: CAM 154
  • Publication Date: 10 Aug 2005
  • ISBN: 9781841768625
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 96
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About this Product

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.

Biographical Note

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.Graham Turner is a leading historical artist, specialising in the medieval period. He has illustrated numerous titles for Osprey, covering a wide variety of subjects from the dress of the 10th-century armies of the Caliphates, through the action of bloody medieval battles, to the daily life of the British Redcoat of the late 18th century. The son of the illustrator Michael Turner, Graham lives and works in Buckinghamshire, UK.

Contents

Background to the siege
Chronology
Opposing commanders
Opposing forces
Opposing plans
The siege and capture of Acre
Aftermath
The battlefield today

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