A History of Egypt Volume 6

A History of Egypt Volume 6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ... of mud, and both sides waited for the spring, while famine and fever decimated the Christian camp. Meanwhile Saladin had revictualled 'Akka, and relieved the exhausted garrison. 1191 The leaders of the third Crusade at last arrived: Philip of France at Easter, Richard of England on 8 June. With such reinforcements the long siege soon Ju'y came to an end. On 12 July 'Akka surrendered. Saladin was no party to this act of the exhausted garrison, but he had been unable to relieve it, and was forced to accept the situation. Negotiations for peace had been opened before the capitulation, and were concluded after it; but some delay in carrying out the stipulations with regard to the surrender of Christian A"e' prisoners so exasperated Richard that he massacred 2700 Muslim prisoners in cold blood in sight of the two camps. There was no more talk of peace, and the king of England (Philip had already set off on his return to France) marched down the coast with the intention of taking Ascalon and then striking inland for Jerusalem. Saladin hung upon the Crusaders during the whole Sep7'-march, but after a defeat at Arsuf he was obliged to draw off his forces to Ramla, and, on the approach of ja'a." winter, to Jerusalem. Two attempts to march on the June Holy City brought Richard actually in sight of his goal, but dissensions in the mixed council of the Crusaders and the increased strength of the Saracens frustrated the design. Richard retired disappointed to 'Akka, and "Jy Saladin seized the opportunity to make a dash upon Jaffa, which was immediately relieved and defended by the king of England and a handful of knights--the most brilliant feat of the whole war, of which both sides were now weary. Ever since the battle of Arsuf negotiations...
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  • Paperback | 134 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 254g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236576098
  • 9781236576095