Hattin, 1187 : Saladin's Greatest Victory Paperback
Part of the Osprey Military Campaign S. series
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: 28/01/1993
- Category: Asian history
- ISBN: 9781855322844
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Review by DinadansFriend
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.