“Damascus, 1183 – 1186” Saladin And The Crusades, from Lane-Poole, Part III, Chapter XII


Excerpt from Chapter XII: “…Nevertheless, whatever the amity of Saladin and Raymond (de Chatillon), the truce was like the troubled sleep of a soldier, which might be broken in an instant by the call to arms. It was no real peace whilst the Patriarch Heraclius scoured Europe to beat up recruits, whilst English knights from the Cheviots to the Pyrenees took up the Cross, whilst the two great Military Orders were burning to strike a blow for the faith. The Holy War was sleeping, but it was sure to awake.”

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Illustration – Dome of Omayyad Mosque at Damascus:

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Dome of Omayyad Mosque at Damascus

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Illustration – Coins of Saladin’s Vassals:

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Coins of Saladin's Vassals

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6 thoughts on ““Damascus, 1183 – 1186” Saladin And The Crusades, from Lane-Poole, Part III, Chapter XII

    • Thanks, Cybele, glad to see you here! It’s an exercise in html, especially making the image map links in the tables of contents and illustrations, but I’m geeky this way, I actually enjoy it! I do have some old cloins, but not old like these, wouldn’t that be great! Mine don’t qualify as old, really, as they are old U.S. coins, lol! How about you? Do you collect old coins, too? ♥♥♥ ;^)

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