Download e-book for iPad: A History of the Crusades: Volume 3, The Kingdom of Acre and by Steven Runciman

By Steven Runciman

ISBN-10: 0521061636

ISBN-13: 9780521061636

Sir Steven Runciman's 3 quantity A background of the Crusades, one of many nice classics of English old writing, is now being reissued. during this ultimate quantity, Runciman examines the revival of the Frankish country on the time of the 3rd campaign until eventually its cave in a century later. The interwoven issues of the publication contain: Christiandom, the alternative of the classy Ayubites by means of the fewer sympathetic Mameluks as chief of the Moslem global, and the arriving of the Mongols. He contains a bankruptcy on structure and the humanities, and an epilogue at the final manifestations of the Crusading spirit.

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73-4) the Italians. 25 Acre Christian army was safe behind its defences, where Saladin did not venture to attack them. Many Frankish knights fell on the field, including Andrew of Brienne. The German troops panicked and suffered severely; and losses were high amongst the Templars. Their Grand Master, Gerard of Ridfort, who had been King Guy's evil genius in the days before Hattin, was captured and paid for his follies with his death. Conrad himself only escaped capture by the gallant intervention of his rival, King Guy.

Richard brought new vigour to it all. Almost as soon as he landed, he sent an envoy with a confidential interpreter, a Moroccan captive whom he trusted, to Saladin' s camp to suggest an interview. He was curious to see the celebrated infidel, and he hoped that some peaceful settlement could be made if he could only talk with so chivalrous an enemy. But Saladin replied cautiously that it was not wise for enemy kings to meet till they had signed a truce. He was, however, ready to allow his brother, al-Adil, to meet Richard.

So, when Philip brought up again the question of Alice's marriage, Richard refused to consider it, giving Alice' s reputation as his reason. Philip was quite indifferent to his family's happiness. He never intervened to help his miserable sister Agnes, the widow of Alexius 11 of Byzantium. But the insult was hard to bear. His relations with Richard grew still chillier, and he planned to leave Messina at once for the East. But the day after he sailed a great tempest drove him back to Sicily. As it was now mid-October he decided that it would be more prudent to winter at Messina.

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