Acre 1291

Bloody sunset of the Crusader states

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Acre 1291

Bloody sunset of the Crusader states

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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.

Table of Contents

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

Product details

Published Aug 10 2005
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781841768625
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 80 b/w; 6 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 154
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

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David Nicolle

David Nicolle is Visiting Research Fellow at the I…

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Graham Turner

Graham Turner is a leading historical artist, spec…

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