Crushed on the Horns of Hattin

Lacey, James
March 2008
Military History;Mar/Apr2008, Vol. 25 Issue 1, p48
The article discusses how Saladin's Muslim armies drove the Latin Crusaders from the Middle East in 1187. The bloody collapse of the Second Crusade, with the failure to take Damascus, had already forecast that the Crusaders would not expand their holdings in the Middle East. Lacking sufficient cash, Crusader leaders were unable to hire enough mercenaries to follow up on battlefield victories for strategic effect. In 1174, the Kingdom of Jerusalem was thrown into political turmoil following the death of King Amalric.


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