Hattin 1187

Hattin 1187

Saladin's greatest victory

Campaign 19
  • Author: David Nicolle
  • Short code: CAM 19
  • Publication Date: 28 Jan 1993
  • ISBN: 9781855322844
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 96
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About this Product

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.

Biographical Note

David Nicolle was born in 1944, the son of the illustrator Pat Nicolle. He worked in the BBC Arabic service for a number of years, before going 'back to school', 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 has been a prolific author of Osprey titles for many years. David lives and works in Leicestershire, UK.

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

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