In 1187, Christian Europe was shaken by events in the Middle East. This volume tells the story of those momentous months - the campaign leading to the Muslim capture of Jerusalem after the disastrous Crusader defeat at Hattin where, in a two day running battle on the waterless plateau between Saffuriya and Tiberias, beneath a burning sun, Saladin's troops destroyed the Christian army. The disaster at Hattin resulted in the collapse of the kingdom of Jerusalem and sparked off the Third Crusade under Richard I 'Coeur de Lion'. This book examines Hattin in detail and looks at the consequences of the battle.
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Table of Contents
Origins of the Campaign/The Opposing Leaders/The Opposing Armies/Opposing Plans/The Campaign/The Conquest of the Kingdom/Aftermath and Reckoning/The Battlefields Today/Chronology/A Guide to Further Reading/Wargaming Hattin