The Third Crusade 1191

The Third Crusade 1191

Richard the Lionheart, Saladin and the struggle for Jerusalem

Campaign 161
  • Author: David Nicolle
  • Illustrator: Christa Hook
  • Short code: CAM 161
  • Publication Date: 5 Nov 2005
  • ISBN: 9781841768687
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 96
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About this Product

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 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.

Biographical Note

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.Christa Hook began her illustrating career in 1986. Her work has featured extensively in the worlds of publishing and television, and she has established herself as one of Osprey's most popular illustrators. Her illustrations are sought after by collectors worldwide. She has had work selected for the Laing Land and Seascape Exhibition 2000 at the Mall, and the Not the Royal Academy Exhibition 2000 at the Llewellyn Alexander Gallery. She lives in Sussex, UK.

Contents

Origins of the campaign
Chronology
Opposing Commanders
Opposing Forces
Opposing Plans
The Campaign of the Third Crusade
Aftermath
The Battlefields Today

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