Hattin, 1187 : Saladin's Greatest Victory, Paperback

Hattin, 1187 : Saladin's Greatest Victory Paperback

Part of the Osprey Military Campaign S. series

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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.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 96 pages, 80ill.(10col.).3col.M.
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Asian history
  • ISBN: 9781855322844



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there is a good local map for dreaming up your own wargames in the area. Goodness knows there has been a great deal of fighting in the neighbourhood. Clear text, but not much of the actual movements in the battle have come down to us.

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