Third Crusade by David Nicolle
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Third Crusade
By David Nicolle

The Third Crusade

Richard the Lionheart, Saladin and the Struggle for Jerusalem

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Third Crusade by David Nicolle

Book Description

The clash between King Richard I 'The Lionheat' of England and Saladin has become legendary, and the strategy and tactics of a resolute, heavily armed Anglo-Saxon army versus their more lightly armed opponents have continued to fascinate military enthusiasts down the ages. The religious and geopolitical significance of the third crusade are immense and are still being played out to this day. Here was a Crusader army marching towards the greatest goal in Christendom, the Kingdom of Jerusalem, harried by a Muslim force that was equally determined to stop it. Although the battle was eventually won by the Crusaders, the prize itself remained elusive.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781841768687
ISBN-10: 1841768685
Format: Paperback
(248mm x 184mm x 8mm)
Pages: 96
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 5-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - David Nicolle

David Nicolle worked in the BBC Arabic service for a number of years, before gaining an MA from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London, and a doctorate from Edinburgh University. He later taught world and Islamic art and architectural history at Yarmuk University, Jordan. He has written many books and articles on medieval and Islamic warfare, including Campaign 132: 'The First Crusade 1096 99' and Essential Histories 1: 'The Crusades'. He lives in Leicestershire, UK."

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