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Author Hosler, John D., author

Title The siege of Acre, 1189-1191 : Saladin, Richard the Lionheart, and the battle that decided the Third Crusade / John D. Hosler
Published New Haven : Yale University Press, [2018]


Description 1 online resource (xvi, 254 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Degruyterct
Contents Introduction -- Target Acre -- The siege begins, 1189 -- Spring and summer, 1190 -- Autumn and winter, 1190 -- The siege concludes, 1191 -- Aftermath and repercussions -- Conclusion -- Appendix A: Description of Acre -- Appendix B: Engagements at/near Acre, 1189-91 -- Appendix C: Commanders from battle of 4 October 1189 -- Appendix D: Participants at Acre -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary The first comprehensive history of the most decisive military campaign of the Third Crusade and one of the longest wartime sieges of the Middle Ages The two-year-long siege of Acre (1189-1191) was the most significant military engagement of the Third Crusade, attracting armies from across Europe, Syria, Mesopotamia, Egypt, and the Maghreb. Drawing on a balanced selection of Christian and Muslim sources, historian John D. Hosler has written the first book-length account of this hard-won victory for the Crusaders, when England's Richard the Lionheart and King Philip Augustus of France joined forces to defeat the Egyptian Sultan Saladin. Hosler's lively and engrossing narrative integrates military, political, and religious themes and developments, offers new perspectives on the generals, and provides a full analysis of the tactical, strategic, organizational, and technological aspects on both sides of the conflict. It is the epic story of a monumental confrontation that was the centerpiece of a Holy War in which many thousands fought and died in the name of Christ or Allah
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes In English
Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed June 20, 2018)
Subject Richard I, King of England, 1157-1199 -- Military leadership
Saladin, Sultan of Egypt and Syria, 1137-1193.
Richard I, King of England, 1157-1199.
Saladin, Sultan of Egypt and Syria, 1137-1193.
Crusades -- Third, 1189-1192.
Siege warfare -- Israel -- Acre
HISTORY -- Europe -- Western.
Command of troops.
Siege warfare.
Israel -- Acre.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780300235357
Other Titles Saladin, Richard the Lionheart, and the battle that decided the Third Crusade